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The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Clarkesoom came from the popular family name Clark, and means the son of Clark. The surname also has an occupational origin and was likely derived from the trade or profession of the original bearer. In this case the surname denotes that the bearer was a clerical worker or a clergyman who was employed in religious institutions to write books from old documents. The bearers of this surname were handed high status in the community because of their ability to read and write. One must remember that during the Middle Ages most of the population was quite illiterate by today's standards.

Clarkesoom Early Origins



The surname Clarkesoom was first found in Cumberland 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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Clarkesoom Spelling Variations


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Clarkesoom Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Clarkesoom has been recorded under many different variations, including Clarkson, Clarksone, Clerkson and others.

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Clarkesoom Early History


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Clarkesoom Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clarkesoom research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1500, 1615 and 1667 are included under the topic Early Clarkesoom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Clarkesoom Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Clarkesoom Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Clarkesoom Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Clarkesoom In Ireland


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Clarkesoom In Ireland



Some of the Clarkesoom family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Clarkesoom or a variant listed above: Anne Clarkson who settled in Virginia in 1638 with Jane, her sister; Richard Clarkson arrived in Jamaica in 1685; Charles Clarkson arrived in Fort Cumberland Nova Scotia in 1774..

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