Parkes Name Meaning: From the baptismal name given to the son of Peter. Could also be a topographic name for one who lived in or near a park, or occupational for someone employed in a park.
In the middle ages a park was a large enclosed area where the landowner could hunt game.
'Peter' widespread across Europe in response to the strong Christian presence. Many people gave names of religious figures to their chldren, in the hope that they would be protected & blessed by having the same name.
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