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Origins of the Clarke surname

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About the Clarkes

We have a total number of 779625 records for people with the last name Clarke.

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Where do most Clarkes live?

In 1921, most Clarkes lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Clarkes

How common is your surname?

27th most common surname in the UK

We have 669,000 records for the Clarke surname. The oldest one dates back to 1220.

Who were Clarkes most likely to marry?



Clark Or Clarkes

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What are the most common Clarke first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Clarke family members

Common jobs for Clarkes

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Clarkes in 1921




Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic


Living On Own Means


Common Male occupations for Clarkes in 1921
Agricultural Labourer


General Labourer


Farm Labourer




Coal Miner


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