What does the name Parker mean?
The Parker surname is relatively common, and of English origin (where it is the 48th most prevalent name in the country, and has been found there since the medieval period). Parker is an occupational name and derives from the Old French 'parquier' (a term for a park keeper or gamekeeper), given to those who worked in these fields.
The earliest occurrence of the Parker surname in our family history documents is from 1390, and we currently have 3,383,016 records where Parker appears.
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Typical jobs for Parkers
Hard-working people, the Parkers. 3224 worked in domestic service, according to the 1901 Census.
Where most Parkers lived
In the 1900s, you’d probably bump into a Parker in Yorkshire.
Parkers’ criminal history
How do we put this... Not all Parkers were angels, apparently. We found 3454 in criminal records.
Parkers in World War I
According to the World War I records, 4659 Parkers served in the First World War.