This name was not originally a surname but signified a man in a religious order, or one who made his living by writing, but was something more than a scrivener. The name was common all over the Lowlands but, until the 14th century, it describes a manÌÄåÄÌ åÕÌÄå åÛåªÌÄåÄå¢ÌÄå¢åÛå_åÂÌÄåâå¢s occupation rather than his family. In the 15th century it is definitely a surname, as in the case of Robert Clark, a shipmaster of Leith, in 1446. Families of Clarks attached themselves to several clans, first, no doubt, as men of business to the chiefs. Both Clan Chattan and Clan Cameron admit them as septs. The name is spelt variously as Clark, Clarke and Clerk.
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