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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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In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cleek. 34% of Cleek men worked as a Farmer and 36% of Cleek women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cleek were Farming and Seamstress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Miner
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Seamstress

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

Cleek Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 396 immigration records available for the last name Cleek. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Cleek. For the veterans among your Cleek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cleek Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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