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 believe that Harmon would be the easiest to defeat, though he might gain much strength from the Republicans. Clark would surely lose New York. I am beginning to feel that by some stroke of genius they may name Woodrow Wilson, and that seems a pretty hard tussle.”
—William Howard Taft (18571930)
“In the beginning, I wanted to enter what was essentially a mans field. I wanted to prove I could do it. Then I found that when I did as well as the men in the field I got more credit for my work because I am a woman, which seems unfair.”
—Eugenie Clark (b. 1922)
“I never felt that getting angry would do you any good other than hurt your own digestionkeep you from eating, which I liked to do.”
—Septima Clark (18981987)