Cleek Name Meaning

English: of uncertain derivation. The first recorded instance seems to be William Cleike (Yorkshire 1176), but this may well be an error for Clerke. In subsequent records the name is concentrated in Devon; it seems to have been originally a habitational name connected with a piece of land in the parish of Ermington near Plymouth, first recorded in 1278 as Clekeland(e), and still known as Clickland; the names John de Clakelond and Robert Cleaklond occur in this parish in 1332 and 1337 respectively. The place name may be from Old English cleaca ‘stepping stone’, ‘boundary stone’ (of Celtic origin) + land ‘territory’. Compare Clack. Americanized spelling of German Glück (see Gluck).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Creek, Clee, Clear, Cleve, Clerk, Lees, Leed, Fleek, Creed, Reek

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Cleek Family Origin

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Cleek Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    60%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Works On Farm

    6%
  • Laborer

    4%

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In 1880, the most common Cleek occupation in the USA was Farmer. 60% of Cleek's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Cleek family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Works On Farm were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cleek.

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Between 1950 and 2004, Cleek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1954. The average life expectancy for Cleek in 1950 was 62, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cleek

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