De Klerk Family History
De Klerk Name Meaning
Dutch: occupational name for a clerk or scribe Middle Dutch clerc from Late Latin clericus (see French Clerc ) with the definite article de. This surname is also established in South Africa where it is reportedly (also) of French Huguenot origin (see 2 below). Compare De Clark and De Clerk . Altered form of French Le Clercq (see Leclerc and Leclercq ) or of its Flemish variant De Clercq cognates of 1 above established in South Africa.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press