Join
Log in  | New? Register

1,001 CLARKIN members around the world

Stay informed about CLARKIN Family online & offline events!

Keep me informed as to CLARKIN Family online & offline events

My CLARKIN family came from?

See our recent family gatherings

CLARKIN Family History

This is an ancient and honourable surname. It is or rather was, an occupational surname for an educated person, a scribe or secretary. Derived from the pre 7th century Olde English word "clerec", meaning a priest, it originally denoted a member of a religious order, but in time it came to be used of any literate person, particularly a professional secretary or scholar. The surname was first recorded in the early 12th Century (see below), and other early recordings include: Reginald Clerc, in the Curia Regis Rolls of Rutland in 1205, and John le Clerk, in the "Transcripts of Charters relating to the Gilbertine Houses", of Lincolnshire in 1272.

Who have we missed?

Tell us about any famous CLARKIN (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!

MEET

Join the conversation with the CLARKIN tribe

  • Find your CLARKIN ancestor
  • Tell us about your CLARKIN Family
  • Tell us about your CLARKIN ancestors
  • Ask a question about the CLARKIN history
  • Leave a message for CLARKIN family members

Invite more CLARKIN family members!

Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the CLARKIN tribe.

Log in or Register to invite others
Family Coat of Arms Generator

Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?

Create Crest
LEARN

Discover where the CLARKIN Family members live around the world

Explore where tribe members live today!

SHOP

Show off the CLARKIN Family Crest…

Wear your crest with pride...plenty of products to choose from