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Parke Family History

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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Where is the Parke family from?

You can see how Parke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Parke family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Parke families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 35 Parke families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 28% of all the recorded Parke's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Parke families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Parke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Parke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Parke. 17% of Parke men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Parke women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Parke were Clerk and Housewife.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Housewife
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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