Charke


Charke
Recorded as Chark, Charke, Charker, this is almost certainly an English surname. Although quite well recorded in the surviving church registers of, for instance, the city of London, as shown below, none of the various dictionaries of surnames appear to record it at all. In our opinion it is probably locational from a place such as Chirk in Denbighshire, Wales, or Cherkley, a lost or diminished village in Surrey, or from some other unidentified place, or as Charker it could either be again locational, or perhaps job descriptive. If the latter we do not know of any skill from which it developed, but it could originate from the pre 7th century Olde English word 'cierr,' meaning to bend. This was usually used topographically to describe a bend of say, a river, but it could have been applied occupationally as in charwoman. 'Charka' in Hindi means to spin, although it is very unlikely that that is the source of this name. Examples of recordings include William Chark who married Margaret Dealman at St Dunstans in the East, Stepney, on July 5th 1592, and John Charker, the son of William Charker, who was christened at St Giles Cripplegate, on October 19th 1718.

Surnames reference. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • charke coal — obs. f. charcoal …   Useful english dictionary

  • Charlotte Charke — Charlotte Charke, in pink, plays Damon as a breeches role in her father Colley Cibber s pastoral farce Damon and Phillida. Charlotte Charke (née Cibber, also Charlotte Secheverell, aka Charles Brown) (13 January 1713 – 6 April 1760) was an… …   Wikipedia

  • Derek Charke — Derek Charke, September 2009 Derek Charke (born in 1974) is a Canadian classical composer and flutist. Contents 1 Life …   Wikipedia

  • En travesti — Mr. William, „kleinster Damendarsteller der Welt“ aus der Truppe Neumanns Liliputaner, um 1900 Die schauspielerische Travestie (von frz. travesti, verkleidet) bezeichnet die Darstellung einer Bühnenrolle durch Personen des anderen Geschlechtes.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • En travestie — Mr. William, „kleinster Damendarsteller der Welt“ aus der Truppe Neumanns Liliputaner, um 1900 Die schauspielerische Travestie (von frz. travesti, verkleidet) bezeichnet die Darstellung einer Bühnenrolle durch Personen des anderen Geschlechtes.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Travesti — Mr. William, „kleinster Damendarsteller der Welt“ aus der Truppe Neumanns Liliputaner, um 1900 Die schauspielerische Travestie (von frz. travesti, verkleidet) bezeichnet die Darstellung einer Bühnenrolle durch Personen des anderen Geschlechtes.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Travestiekünstler — Mr. William, „kleinster Damendarsteller der Welt“ aus der Truppe Neumanns Liliputaner, um 1900 Die schauspielerische Travestie (von frz. travesti, verkleidet) bezeichnet die Darstellung einer Bühnenrolle durch Personen des anderen Geschlechtes.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Travestit — Mr. William, „kleinster Damendarsteller der Welt“ aus der Truppe Neumanns Liliputaner, um 1900 Die schauspielerische Travestie (von frz. travesti, verkleidet) bezeichnet die Darstellung einer Bühnenrolle durch Personen des anderen Geschlechtes.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lesbian — This article is about the sexual orientation. For other uses, see Lesbian (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

  • Punch and Judy — For other uses, see Punch and Judy (disambiguation). A traditional Punch and Judy booth, at Swanage, Dorset Punch and Judy is a traditional, popular puppet show featuring the characters of Mr. Punch and his wife, Judy. The performance consists of …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.