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Multiple Origins for the Surname Clarke



The name Clarke is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name given to a person who concerned himself with matters of scholarly importance or of religious orders or as a secretary. The surname Clarke originally derived from the Latin form clericus

Clarke Early Origins



The surname Clarke was first found in Kent where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Clarke Spelling Variations


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Clarke Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Clarke include Clarke, Clerke and others.

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Clarke Early History


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Clarke Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clarke research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1666, 1661, 1647, 1649, 1672, 1675, 1670, 1675, 1609, 1676, 1599, 1683, 1624, 1686, 1661, 1679, 1681, 1685, 1619, 1687, 1672, 1655, 1715, 1710, 1715, 1626, 1697, 1681, 1653 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Clarke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Clarke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Clarke Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir William Clarke (died 1666), an English politician, Secretary at War (1661), Secretary to the Council of the Army, 1647-1649; Timothy Clarke (died 1672), an English physician, a founding Fellow of the Royal Society; John Clarke (died 1675), an English landowner and politician...

Another 131 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Clarke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Clarke In Ireland


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Clarke In Ireland



Some of the Clarke family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Clarke were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Clarke Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Clarke, who arrived in Jamestown, Va in 1607 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Richard Clarke, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620 aboard the "Mayflower" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Edward Clarke with his wife and child, who settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Brigett Clarke, who arrived in Virginia in 1623 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Bridget Clarke, who landed in Jamestown, Va in 1624 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Clarke Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christopher Clarke, who arrived in Virginia in 1710 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Robert Clarke, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1712 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Frances Clarke, who arrived in Virginia in 1713 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Sarah Clarke, who landed in Virginia in 1714 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Darby Clarke, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Clarke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francis Clarke, who arrived in Frederick County, Maryland in 1803 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Patrick Clarke, who landed in America in 1805 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Pierson Clarke, aged 36, who arrived in Alexandria, Va in 1817 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Mathew Clarke, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1818 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William Clarke, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1818 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Clarke Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John A Clarke, who landed in Arkansas in 1906 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Clarke Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Alexander Clarke, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Dennis Clarke, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • John Clarke, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Thomas Clarke, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • Moses Clarke, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Clarke Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Clarke, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1812
  • Barnet Clarke, who landed in Canada in 1829
  • hums Clarke, who arrived in Canada in 1829
  • William Clarke, aged 28, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Mary Ann" from Belfast, Ireland
  • John Clarke, aged 30, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Mary Ann" from Belfast, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Clarke Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Miss M A Clarke, who landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Clarke Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Matthew Clarke, English convict from Southampton, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  • William Clarke, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  • William Clarke, English convict from Lincoln, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  • William Clarke, English convict from Kent, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  • John Clarke, English convict from Dorset, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Clarke Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Clarke, who landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1836
  • B Edward Clarke, who landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1840
  • George Clarke, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • J Henry Clarke, who landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1840
  • Emma Clarke, aged 23, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburgh" in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Clarke Settlers in New Zealand in the 20th Century

  • Frederick Clarke, aged 33, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "S. S. Waimana" in 1926

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Contemporary Notables of the name Clarke (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Clarke (post 1700)



  • Yvette Diane Clarke (b. 1964), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from New York 11th District, 2007-; Defeated in primary, 2004; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2008
  • William S. Clarke, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Milford, 1902
  • William F. Clarke, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Griswold, 1839
  • William Davis Clarke (b. 1941), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Eritrea, 1998
  • William C. Clarke, American politician, New Hampshire State Attorney General, 1863-72
  • William Clarke, American politician, Mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey, 1869-70
  • William Clarke, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons from Hyde County, 1798-99
  • Wessell A. Clarke, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2000
  • W. Rooke Clarke, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Chemung County, 1922
  • W. J. Clarke, American Democrat politician, Chair of Camden County Democratic Party, 1903
  • ... (Another 185 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Clarke Historic Events


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Clarke Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

Halifax Explosion

Hillcrest Coal Mine

HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Arthur John Clarke (1907-1941), Australian Leading Aircraftsman from Edithvale, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking
  • Mr. Harry Clarke (1918-1941), Australian Acting Leading Stoker from Maddington, Western Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Stanley W Clarke (b. 1921), English Wireman serving for the Royal Navy from Leicester, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. Leslie H Clarke (b. 1913), English Electrical Artificer 4th Class serving for the Royal Navy from Ilminster, London, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. David W Clarke (b. 1916), English Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Islington, London, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

HMS Repulse

RMS Lusitania

RMS Titanic


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Suggested Readings for the name Clarke


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Suggested Readings for the name Clarke



  • The Descendants of Daniel Clarke of Windsor, Connecticut by Frances Bruce Todd.

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Carpe Diem
Motto Translation: Seize the day


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822

Other References

  1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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The Clarke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Clarke Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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