Clerk Family History

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Clerk Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Clark. In some cases this may be an Americanized spelling of French Clerc or of the Dutch cognate Clerck, or of variants of these names.

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

Similar surnames: Cleek, Clark, Clerc, Clear, Cler, Check, Leak, Clee, Click, Ulery

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Clerk Family Origin

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Clerk Family Occupations

What did your Clerk ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Clerk. A less common occupation for the Clerk family was Farm Laborer. The most common Clerk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Clerk's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Clerk ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Clerk Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Clerk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clerk census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Clerk. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Clerk. For the veterans among your Clerk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Clerk Life Expectancy

What is the average Clerk lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Clerk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Clerk in 1944 was 35, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Clerk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Clerk ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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