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Clock is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in a low-lying meadow. The name Clock is derived from the Old English word cloh. It may also be derived from the Old French and Old English word cloke, which means cloak, and denotes someone who was a maker and seller of cloaks.

Clock Early Origins



The surname Clock was first found in Surrey where they held a family seat at Winchester where Robert Cloche was recorded in the year 1210. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed.

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Clock Spelling Variations


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Clock Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Clock family name include Cloke, Cloak, Cloche, Cloake, Cloch, Clock and many more.

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Clock Early History


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Clock Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clock research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1455, 1487, 1628, 1720, 1686 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Clock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Clock Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Clock Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 18 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Clock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Clock surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Clock Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Abraham Clock, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1643-1645
  • Albert Clock, aged 29, arrived in New York in 1690

Clock Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Hendrick Clock, who arrived in New York in 1715-1716
  • Casper Clock, who landed in New York in 1759

Clock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mathw Clock, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • Matthew Clock arrived in New York in 1816 with his wife

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Contemporary Notables of the name Clock (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Clock (post 1700)



  • Ralph H. Clock, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1908
  • Keith Clock, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 2008
  • Henry H. Clock, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1960
  • Hendry Clock, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1964
  • Abraham Clock, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Darien, 1825

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    7. 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.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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    The Clock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Clock 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 15 January 2016 at 14:10.

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