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The name Clarkin finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons of England. It was given to one who worked as a person who concerned himself with matters of scholarly importance or of religious orders or as a secretary. The surname Clarkin originally derived from the Latin form clericus Even today, the word and profession clerk is typically pronounced clark throughout the United Kingdom.

Clarkin Early Origins



The surname Clarkin was first found in Northumberland, where the ancestral home of the Clarkin family is thought to be located. The family held a family seat in this county from the days before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Clarkin Spelling Variations


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Clarkin 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. Clarkin has been recorded under many different variations, including Clark, Clerk and others.

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Clarkin Early History


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Clarkin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clarkin research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1599, 1683, 1655, 1675, 1729, 1639, 1714, 1659, 1735, 1689 and are included under the topic Early Clarkin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Clarkin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Clarkin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Sir James Clark, a physician to the King; Samuel Clarke (1599-1683), an English clergyman and significant Puritan biographer; William Clerk, LL.D...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Clarkin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Clarkin In Ireland


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Clarkin In Ireland



Some of the Clarkin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 201 words (14 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



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 Clarkin or a variant listed above:

Clarkin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bridt Clarkin, aged 20, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Ellen Clarkin, aged 9, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Elizabeth Clarkin, aged 20, landed in New York in 1862

Clarkin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Ann Clarkin, aged 40, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Betsy Heron" from Belfast, Ireland

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Contemporary Notables of the name Clarkin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Clarkin (post 1700)



  • Theresa C. Clarkin, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 1936
  • Robert J. Clarkin, American Republican politician, Candidate for Rhode Island State House of Representatives 18th District, 2002
  • Golda Clarkin, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1960
  • Franklin Clarkin, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Harbin, 1919
  • John-Paul Clarkin (b. 1978), New Zealand polo player, son of Paul Clarkin
  • Paul Clarkin (1953-2004), New Zealand polo player
  • John Clarkin (b. 1872), Scottish footballer
  • Anthony "Tony" Michael Clarkin (b. 1946), British musician, best known as the guitarist of the rock band Magnum

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Motto


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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: Fortitudo
Motto Translation: Fortitude.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    11. ...

    The Clarkin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Clarkin 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.

    This page was last modified on 29 January 2016 at 09:04.

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