Parkes Family History

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Parkes Name Meaning

variant of Park 1. patronymic from Park 2.

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

Similar surnames: Parks, Parke, Parker, Barkes, Sparkes, Markes, Perkes, Harmes, Hawkes

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Parkes Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Parkes name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Parkes Family Origin

Where is the Parkes family from?

Parkes Family Occupations

What did your Parkes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Parkes. The most common Parkes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Parkes's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Parkes family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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

Parkes Historical Records

What Parkes family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 155,000 census records available for the last name Parkes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Parkes 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Parkes. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Parkes. For the veterans among your Parkes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Parkes Life Expectancy

What is the average Parkes lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Parkes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Parkes in 1946 was 40, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Parkes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Parkes 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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