Park Family History

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Park Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from Middle English, Old French parc ‘park’; a metonymic occupational name for someone employed in a park or a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a park. In the Middle Ages a park was a large enclosed area where the landowner could hunt game. English and Scottish: from a medieval pet form of the personal name Peter. Compare Parkin. Swedish: ornamental name from park ‘park’. Korean: variant of Pak.

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

Similar surnames: Mark, Pack, Bark, Lark, Perk, Parr, Cart, Spark, Gard, Dark

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Park Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Park name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Park. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Korea & Northern China


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


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Park Family Origin

Where is the Park family from?

Park Family Occupations

What did your Park ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Park occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Park's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Park family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Park.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Park ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Park Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 343,000 census records available for the last name Park. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Park census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 63,000 immigration records available for the last name Park. 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 Card

There are 66,000 military records available for the last name Park. For the veterans among your Park ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Park Life Expectancy

What is the average Park lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Park life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Park in 1943 was 44, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Park ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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