Parkinson Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Parkinson Name Meaning: From the baptismal name given to the son of 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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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Parkinson Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Parkinson family

Profession Census Frequency
Cotton Weaver 261
Female Servant 204
Agricultural Labourer 194
Independent 183
Farmer 168
Labourer 111
Weaver 107
Male Servant 70
Cotton Spinner 56
Shoe Maker 42
Coal Miner 39
Cotton Piecer 36
Wool Comber 34
Joiner 33
Dress Maker 31
Ag Lab 30
Apprentice 28
Grocer 28
Blacksmith 27
Collier 27
Power Loom Weaver 24
Clerk 23
Cotton Winder 23
Silk Weaver 23
Tailor 23

Parkinson Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Parkinson 100% 103,581
2 Perkinson 89% 1,402
3 Parkenson 89% 430

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

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