Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in a low-lying meadow. The name Clocke 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 Clocke family
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 Clocke family
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Clocke Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Clocke are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Clocke include: Cloke, Cloak, Cloche, Cloake, Cloch, Clock and many more.
Early Notables of the Clocke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Clocke family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Clocke or a variant listed above:
Clocke Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
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