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Clerc Name Meaning

French: occupational name for a scribe or secretary, or for a member of a minor religious order, Old French clerc, Latin clericus (see Clark).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Clark, Clerico, Leclerc, Clerk, Clare, Cerf, Cera, Cleve, Chery

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Where is the Clerc family from?

You can see how Clerc families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Clerc family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Clerc families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 14 Clerc families living in Missouri. This was about 25% of all the recorded Clerc's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Clerc families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Clerc surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Clerc ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Clerc. 20% of Clerc men worked as a Farmer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Farming
    14%
  • New Worker
    14%
  • Laborer
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Clerc. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clerc census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Clerc. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 777 military records available for the last name Clerc. For the veterans among your Clerc ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Clerc lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Clerc life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Clerc in 1953 was 47, and 81 in 2004.

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