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The nationality of Clarke is often complicated to determine in cases which country boundaries change over time, leaving the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Clarke may be difficult to determine as result of whether the name originated naturally and independently in various locales; for example, in the case of names that come from a craft, which can appear in multiple places independently (such as the name "Gardener" which was given to people of that profession).

Clarke Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Clarke come may come from a trade, such as the name "Clark" which evolved from the profession of "clerk". Some of these profession-based family names may be a profession in a different language. For this reason it is important to research the ethnicity of a name, and the languages spoken by its progenitors. Many western names like Clarke come from religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and so forth. Often these names relate to a religious expression such as "Worthy of praise".

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In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Clarke were written down based on their pronunciation when people's names were recorded in government records. This could have led to misspellings of Clarke. Understanding misspellings and alternate spellings of the Clarke family name are important to understanding the history of the name. Family names like Clarke transform in how they're said and written as they travel across tribes, family unions, and languages across time.

Last names similar to Clarke

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Famous People named Clarke

  • Governor Jeremiah Clarke, Governor of Rhode Island, (1648- 1649)
  • Walter Clarke, Governor of Rhode Island, (1676- 1677)

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