Clark is an English surname in the English language, ultimately derived from the Latin clericus meaning "scribe", "secretary" or a scholar within a religious order, referring to someone who was educated. Clark evolved from "clerk". First records of the name are found in 12th century England. The name has many variants.
Clark is the twenty-seventh most common surname in the United Kingdom.
According to the 1990 United States Census, Clark was the twenty-first most frequently encountered surname, accounting for 0.23% of the population.
Clark is also an occasional given name, as in the case of Clark Gable.
Probably the most famous person named Clark is Clark Kent a.k.a. Superman
Read more about Clark: List of People With Surname Clark
Famous quotes containing the word clark:
“I dont go that fast in practice, because I need the excitement of the race, the adrenalin. The others might train more and be in better shape, but when Im racing, I put winning before everything else. I dont stop until the world gets gray and fuzzy around the edges.”
—Candi Clark (b. c. 1950)
“The measure of your quality as a public person, as a citizen, is the gap between what you do and what you say.”
—Ramsey Clark (b. 1927)
“Perceiving myself through others ideas of what it means to be a woman has made it difficult for me to achieve the necessary commitment [to be a poet].”
—Naomi Clark (b. 1932)