Parker Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Parker Name Meaning: Has English origins. The name comes from the Old French words 'parchier' and 'parquier' meaning 'park keeper'. The name was commonly given to gamekeepers in the Middle Ages.

The first recorded spelling of the name was in Northumberland in 1145.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Parker Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Parker family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 1,703
Female Servant 1,357
Independent 831
Labourer 619
Male Servant 531
Farmer 529
Shoe Maker 275
Weaver 187
Ag Labourer 168
Carpenter 160
Cotton Weaver 140
Blacksmith 127
Tailor 125
Dress Maker 121
Coal Miner 117
Ag Lab 96
Butcher 86
Gardener 85
Grocer 81
Pauper 79
Pupil 73
Apprentice 72
Baker 67
Servant 67
Collier 67

Parker Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Parker 100% 426,627
2 Porker 83% 642
3 Perker 83% 523
4 Purker 83% 248

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The surname Parker is the most popular version of all its varients

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