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The name Clerk/Clark first meant a man of religious orders, then scholar and finally became adopted as a family name. They were reputed to have been one of the original 17 tribes that became know as Clan Chattan. Ulva became their home when in 1850 William Francis Clark built an impressive home on the island.
Tartan: Clark Modern #28
When translated into Gaelic the name Clark or Clerk becomes Chleirich, resulting in Mac a'Chleirich - sons of the clerk (surviving mainly in McCleary, or MacChlery, often anglicised to Clarkson). Families of Clarks/Clerks attached themselves to several clans, first no doubt, as men-of-business to the chiefs. The Clan Cameron in Lochaber, and the Clans Mackintosh and MacPherson in the Confederation of Clan Chattan in and around Badenoch all recognise them as septs. In the latter kindred the Clarks of Clan Chlerich are said to trace descent from Gillemichael vic Chleric, the personal servant of Malcolm, 10th Chief of Mackintosh during the 15th century.
Names associated with the clan: CLAERK, LEARY,MACALEERIE ,MACCLERICHE, MACCLERIE, MACCHLERICH ,MACCLERICH, MACCLURICH, MACCLERY, MACCLEARY, MACCLEAREY, MACCLIRIE, MACCHLERY, MACELEARY ,MACINCLERYCHT, MACINCLERIE, MACINCLERICH, MACLERIE, MACLEARY, MACLERICH, MACLEAR, MACKLEIRY, MAKLEARIE, MACLEERIE, CLERK, CLERC, CLEARY, CLERKSOUN, CLERKSONE, CLERCSONE, CLERKE, CLEARKSON ,CLARKSON, CLERKSSON, CLARKSONE, CLERKSON, CLARKE, CLARK, CLERCK, CLERACH, CLERIE.