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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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