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Clerkesolm is one of the oldest family names to come from the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived 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.

Clerkesolm Early Origins



The surname Clerkesolm 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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Clerkesolm Spelling Variations


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Clerkesolm Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Clerkesolm has undergone many spelling variations, including Clarkson, Clarksone, Clerkson and others.

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Clerkesolm Early History


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Clerkesolm Early History



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

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Clerkesolm Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Clerkesolm Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Clerkesolm In Ireland


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Clerkesolm In Ireland



Some of the Clerkesolm 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Clerkesolm were among those contributors: 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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