Alvan, 1804–87, and his son Alvan Graham, 1832–97, U.S. astronomers and telescope-lens manufacturers.
[champ] /tʃæmp/ (Show IPA), (James Beauchamp) 1850–1921, U.S. political leader: Speaker of the House 1911–19.
(Charles) Joseph (“Joe”) born 1939, Canadian political leader: prime minister 1979–80.
George Rogers, 1752–1818, U.S. soldier.
John Bates
[beyts] /beɪts/ (Show IPA), 1847–1938, U.S. economist and educator.
Kenneth B(ancroft) 1914–2005, U.S. psychologist and educator, born in the Panama Canal Zone.
Sir Kenneth McKenzie, Baron Clark of Saltwood [sawlt-woo d] /ˈsɔltˌwʊd/ (Show IPA), 1903–83, English art historian.
Mark Wayne, 1896–1984, U.S. general.
Thomas Campbell (“Tom”) 1899–1977, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1949–67.
Walter Van Tilburg
[van til-berg] /væn ˈtɪl bərg/ (Show IPA), 1909–71, U.S. author.
William, 1770–1838, U.S. soldier and explorer (brother of George R. Clark): on expedition with Meriwether Lewis 1804–06.
a male given name: a surname, ultimately derived from clerk.
Contemporary Examples

Reporting and research by Clark Merrefield and Lauren Streib.
Our Most Polluted States The Daily Beast May 18, 2010

Combining great storytelling with her expert knowledge of the Los Angeles legal system, Clark crafts a thrilling debut.
Marcia Clark, Jim Axelrod, and Other Hot Reads The Daily Beast May 25, 2011

If most headlines are to be believed, Clark has used his super strength to usher in the end of journalism.
Superman Quits His Newspaper Job? Good, He’s a Hack Sujay Kumar October 27, 2012

The school district could never have afforded his services on its own, Clark explains.
See You at the Pole: Church Youth Gatherings Raise Legal Questions Katherine Stewart January 25, 2012

“She walked around the cabin with her glass of wine, finishing the wine, then wiping off the glass,” Clark says.
The Black Widow of Silicon Valley Michael Daly July 13, 2014

Historical Examples

Clark was standing alone by the flagstaff, his face careworn.
The Crossing Winston Churchill

But the most sanguine stickler for Arianism is the illustrious Dr. Clark.
Letters on England Voltaire

Mr. Clark was a tall slender person, with glasses and an aspect of unfamiliarity with a blast-furnace environment.
Steel Charles Rumford Walker

Clark & Sons have owned that ranch for thirty years, and yet I have never been near it.
The Story of Wool Sara Ware Bassett

With this he was making direct for the crowd surrounding Ralph and Clark.
Ralph on the Overland Express Allen Chapman

Helen. born 1950, New Zealand Labour politician; prime minister (1999–2008); administrator of the United Nations Development Programme from 2009
James, known as Jim. 1936–68, Scottish racing driver; World Champion (1963, 1965)
Kenneth, Baron Clark of Saltwood. 1903–83, English art historian: his books include Civilization (1969), which he first presented as a television series
William. 1770–1838, US explorer and frontiersman: best known for his expedition to the Pacific Northwest (1804–06) with Meriwether Lewis

surname, from common Middle English alternative spelling of clerk (n.). In many early cases it is used of men who had taken minor orders.


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