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Parkinson Family History

Parkinson Name Meaning

English (mainly northern): patronymic from the Middle English personal name Parkin + -son. This surname has been established in Ireland since the 17th century.

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


Similar surnames: Adkinson, Watkinson, Hankinson, Atkinson, Parkins, Makinson, Harbison

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Where is the Parkinson family from?

You can see how Parkinson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Parkinson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Parkinson families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 22 Parkinson families living in Ohio. This was about 21% of all the recorded Parkinson's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Parkinson families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Parkinson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Parkinson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Parkinson. 12% of Parkinson men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Parkinson women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Parkinson were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    12%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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What Parkinson family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 293,000 census records available for the last name Parkinson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Parkinson census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 34,000 immigration records available for the last name Parkinson. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 22,000 military records available for the last name Parkinson. For the veterans among your Parkinson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Parkinson lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Parkinson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Parkinson in 1945 was 22, and 76 in 2004.

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