Parke Family History

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Parke Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Park, found mainly in northern Ireland.

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


Similar surnames: Parker, Park, Barke, Darke, Paske, Larke, Parks, Parkes, Yarde, Porte

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Parke Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Parke name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    51%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    20%

  • Germanic Europe

    8%

  • Norway

    4%

  • Sweden

    3%

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Parke Family Origin

Where is the Parke family from?

Parke Family Occupations

What did your Parke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Parke family was Farming. The most common Parke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Parke's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Parke.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Farming

    3%

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

Parke Historical Records

What Parke family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 59,000 census records available for the last name Parke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Parke 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Parke. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Parke. For the veterans among your Parke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Parke Life Expectancy

What is the average Parke lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Parke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Parke in 1952 was 42, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Parke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Parke 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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