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The ancestors of the bearers of the Cloke family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in a low-lying meadow. The name Cloke 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.

Cloke Early Origins



The surname Cloke 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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Cloke Spelling Variations


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Cloke Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Cloke include Cloke, Cloak, Cloche, Cloake, Cloch, Clock and many more.

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Cloke Early History


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Cloke Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cloke 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 Cloke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cloke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cloke Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 18 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cloke Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cloke Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Cloke, aged 29, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Omega" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) OMEGA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/omega1852.shtml

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Citations



  1. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) OMEGA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/omega1852.shtml

Other References

  1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  8. 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).
  9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
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The Cloke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cloke 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.

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