Clarke family page
Henry Jackson Clarke, born at Faldouet in Jersey in 1858, with his grandchildren
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Origins of surname
This name is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is from a medieval occupational name for a scribe or secretary. Originally it only referred to a member of a religious order. The word clerc, from the old English for priest, eventually came to be used of any literate man, particularly the professional secretary and the scholar.
Although the name appears in the Grouville marriage register in 1707, when Thomas Clark married Elizabeth Hielhard, it was not included by the compiler of our Comprehensive list of Jersey surnames, so does not feature in any Jersey records which predate the church registers.
- Descendants of Thomas Bond Clarke
- Descendants of Patrick Clark
- Descendants of John Webber, wine merchants (it is not clear exactly why and when this family changed its name to Webber Clarke in Jersey)
- Descendants of Jean Clarke, shipbuilding family
- Descendants of Joseph Clark
Births and baptisms
Great War service
- Clarke Occupation identity cards
- Arthur Edward Clarke, deported to unknown French or German prison 'for receiving stolen articles and black market activities'
- K Clarke was a stationer at 59 King Street in the 1850s
- Edward Clark was a baker at 19 Queen Street in the 1830s, followed by his wife Elizabeth after his death
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