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  1. Clarke

    Clarke is an Anglo-Irish surname which means "clerk". The surname is of English and Irish origin but the original word comes from Latin for clericus. There are some surname variants, including the Clerk and the correct spelling Clark which predates Clarke by over 700 years. Clarke is also uncommonly chosen as a given name.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Clarke is ranked #487 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Clarke surname appeared 68,281 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 23 would have the surname Clarke.

    61% or 41,665 total occurrences were White.
    32.1% or 21,918 total occurrences were Black.
    3.5% or 2,431 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.3% or 1,584 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 430 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.3% or 259 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Clarke' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4451

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Clarke in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Clarke in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Clarke in a Sentence

  1. Mathieu Jaton:

    We'll have 600 places, doubling our capacity. There was so much demand. Stanley Clarke, Brad Mehldau, Chick Corea, all the big jazz names will be there.

  2. Ben CrumpReplayMore:

    Today was a huge step toward justice. We are grateful for the diligence and dedication of the FBI and the DOJ as they investigated what led to Breonna's murder and what transpired afterwards. The justice that Breonna received today would not have been possible without the efforts of Attorney General Merrick Garland or Assistant AG for Civil Rights Kristen Clarke, we hope this announcement of a guilty plea sends a message to all other involved officers that it is time to stop covering up and time to accept responsibility for their roles in causing the death of an innocent, beautiful young Black woman.

  3. Jacinda Ardern:

    I want to normalize it, if we want to make workplaces more open, we need to acknowledge logistical challenges... by being more open it might create a path for other women.Clarke Gayford( C) claps while holding Clarke Gayford daughter Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford. {.

  4. Rabbi Jonah:

    Kristen Clarke will be a strong leader at DOJ [ the Department of Justice ] helping defend and strengthen civil rights... at this crucial moment.

  5. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call:

    After a review of then Judge Kavanaugh’s record, the Lawyers ’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law decided not to support Judge Kavanaugh nomination to the Supreme Court ; while Kristen Clarke found Judge Kavanaugh qualified, Kristen Clarke did not find that Judge Kavanaugh record, at that time, reflected a strong commitment to civil rights, this tweet reflected that position.

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