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Clarke Family History

Clarke Name Meaning

English and Irish: variant of Clark .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Larke, Clerk, Claire, Carle, Darke, Corke, Carte, Barke, Clarey

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Where is the Clarke family from?

You can see how Clarke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Clarke family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Clarke families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 2,052 Clarke families living in Ontario. This was about 51% of all the recorded Clarke's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Clarke families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Clarke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Clarke ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Clarke. 24% of Clarke men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Clarke women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Clarke were Carpenter and Income. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Income
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Census Records

There are 1 million census records available for the last name Clarke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clarke census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 256,000 immigration records available for the last name Clarke. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 186,000 military records available for the last name Clarke. For the veterans among your Clarke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Clarke lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Clarke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Clarke in 1941 was 53, and 75 in 2004.

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