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Clerk Family History

Clerk Surname Meaning

English: variant of Clark . Americanized form of French Clerc and perhaps also of the Dutch and Flemish cognates De Klerk and De Clerck or of variants of these names. Compare Clark

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

Similar surnames: Cleek, Clark, Clerc, Clear, Cler, Check, Leak, Clee, Click, Ulery

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Where is the Clerk family from?

You can see how Clerk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Clerk family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Clerk families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 44 Clerk families living in Quebec. This was about 40% of all the recorded Clerk's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Clerk families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Clerk surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Clerk ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Clerk. 37% of Clerk men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Clerk women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Clerk were Student and Saleswoman. .

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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
  • Carpenter
  • Student

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Clerk
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Saleswoman
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Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Clerk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clerk 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Clerk. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Clerk. For the veterans among your Clerk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Clerk lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Clerk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Clerk in 1944 was 35, and 70 in 2004.

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