Parkinson Family History

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Parkinson Name Meaning

English (mainly northern): patronymic from Parkin. 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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Parkinson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Parkinson name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Parkinson. 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


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Parkinson Family Origin

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Parkinson Family Occupations

What did your Parkinson ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Parkinson Historical Records

What Parkinson family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Parkinson Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Parkinson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Parkinson 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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