Meaning and Origin of: Clarke

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Cleric

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Family name origins & meanings

  • English : variant spelling of Clark.
  • This name was brought independently to New England by many bearers from the 17th century onward. Nicholas Clarke was one of the founders of Hartford, CT, (coming from Cambridge, MA, with Thomas Hooker) in 1635.

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