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The CLERK surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 756 29447 0.000 3
United States (1880 census) 269 15532 0.001 5
Change since 1880 +487 -13915 -0.001 -2
Other Countries
Australia 46 27332 0.000 3
United Kingdom 104 23657 0.000 2
Top States for CLERK by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Mississippi 102 4419 0.004 36
California 99 35170 0.000 3
Illinois 74 27829 0.001 6
Georgia 63 13456 0.001 8
Michigan 56 34268 0.001 6
Top States for CLERK by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Mississippi 102 4419 0.004 36
Georgia 63 13456 0.001 8
Illinois 74 27829 0.001 6
Michigan 56 34268 0.001 6
Missouri 30 29146 0.001 5

Notes

'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called CLERK live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called CLERK represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called CLERK in Mississippi than any other state, but you are more likely to find a CLERK by picking someone at random in Mississippi than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of CLERK

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the CLERK surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the CLERK surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of CLERK in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 471 62.3
White (Caucasian) 249 32.94
White (Hispanic) 16 2.12
Asian/Pacific 9 1.19
Native American/Alaskan 6 0.79
Mixed Race 5 0.66

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the CLERK surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of CLERK in historical publications

CLERK. CLERKE. See Clarke.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.


Similar names to CLERK

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CLERK.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for CLERK

The following words are slight variants of CLERK that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.