Clock History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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.
Early Origins of the Clock family
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.
Early History of the Clock family
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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.
Early Notables of the Clock family (pre 1700)
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Clock migration to the United States +
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, who 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, who arrived in New York in 1816 with his wife
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 
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html