Parks Family History

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Parks Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Park 2.

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

Similar surnames: Perks, Park, Sparks, Parke, Parkes, Marks, Pinks, Paris, Barks, Purks

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Parks Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Parks name?

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


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Parks Family Origin

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Parks Family Occupations

What did your Parks ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Parks family was Farming. The most common Parks occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Parks's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Parks.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Parks Historical Records

What Parks family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 397,000 census records available for the last name Parks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Parks 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 25,000 immigration records available for the last name Parks. 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 79,000 military records available for the last name Parks. For the veterans among your Parks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Parks Life Expectancy

What is the average Parks lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Parks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Parks in 1941 was 42, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Parks 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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