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Parker Family History

Parker Name Meaning
English: occupational name for a gamekeeper employed in a medieval park, from an agent derivative of Middle English parc ‘park’ (see Park 1). This surname is also found in Ireland.Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish names.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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3,344,819 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
357,425 Military Records
217,452 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Parker Families

  • Number of Parker families
     1,393 - 2,783
     465 - 1,392
     1 - 464
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Parker families
     3,993 - 7,984
     1,332 - 3,992
     1 - 1,331
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Parker families
     322 - 641
     108 - 321
     1 - 107
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Parker Family Origin

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Parker Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Parker

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Parker Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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