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Born in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA on 1730 to Seth Clark and Abigail Metcalf. Asa Clark married Zillah Chenery and had 5 children. He passed away on 10 Dec 1788 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA.
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Surname meaning for Clark
English: occupational name for a scribe or secretary, originally a member of a minor religious order who undertook such duties. The word clerc denoted a member of a religious order, from Old English cler(e)c ‘priest’, reinforced by Old French clerc. Both are from Late Latin clericus, from Greek klerikos, a derivative of kleros ‘inheritance’, ‘legacy’, with reference to the priestly tribe of Levites (see Levy) ‘whose inheritance was the Lord’. In medieval Christian Europe, clergy in minor orders were permitted to marry and so found families; thus the surname could become established. In the Middle Ages it was virtually only members of religious orders who learned to read and write, so that the term clerk came to denote any literate man.