Clarkson Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Clarkson Name Meaning: Patronymic forms of early medieval surname Clark(e) or Clerk(e)

Olde English 7th Century 'clerec or clerc' and the Old French 'clerc' usually refered to a literate individual as most of the populus in medieval Europe couldn't read or write.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Clarkson Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Clarkson family

Profession Census Frequency
Female Servant 134
Agricultural Labourer 111
Independent 107
Farmer 87
Male Servant 64
Labourer 60
Cotton Weaver 45
Shoe Maker 36
Weaver 29
Tailor 27
Blacksmith 26
Ag Lab 26
Nail Maker 21
Cotton Spinner 17
Coal Miner 17
Grocer 16
Ag Labourer 15
Carpenter 14
Dress Maker 14
Painter 13
Gardener 12
Apprentice 12
Stone Mason 12
Publican 10
Joiner 10

Clarkson Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Clarkson 100% 51,929
2 Clarkeson 89% 574
3 Clerkson 88% 439

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