From Old English clerc (clergyman; learned man), whence also clerk.


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  1. An English and Scottish occupational surname, from occupations for a scribe, secretary, or cleric.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A locale in the United States.
    1. A township in New Jersey; named for Declaration of Independence signatory Abraham Clark.
    2. A city, the county seat of Clark County, South Dakota.
    3. A borough of Pennsylvania.
    4. A city in Missouri; named for Confederate general John Bullock Clark Jr..
    5. A former settlement in California.
    6. An unincorporated community in Colorado.
    7. An unincorporated community in Nevada.
    8. An unincorporated community in Washington.
    9. An unincorporated community in West Virginia.
    10. An unincorporated communityt in Wisconsin.
  4. A locale in the Philippines.
    1. A freeport zone in Pampanga, site of a former United States Air Base.
    2. A development in Tarlac, the New Clark City.
    3. A special economic zone spanning Tarlac and Pampanga province.

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  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Clark is the 27th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 562,679 individuals. Clark is most common among White (74.7%) and Black/African American (19.0%) individuals.