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Origins of the Parkinson surname

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About the Parkinsons

We have a total number of 167771 records for people with the last name Parkinson.

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Alternative variations of the name Parkinson

Parkinson, Parkinsone, Parkinsons, Parkenson, Parkinsun

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Where do most Parkinsons live?

In 1921, most Parkinsons lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Parkinsons

How common is your surname?

281st most common surname in the UK

We have 149,000 records for the Parkinson surname. The oldest one dates back to 1300.

Who were Parkinsons most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Taylors

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What are the most common Parkinson first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Parkinson family members

Common jobs for Parkinsons

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Parkinsons in 1921
Cotton Weaver

1,710

Dressmaker

524

Weaver

409

Weaver Cotton

371

Cotton Winder

343

Common Male occupations for Parkinsons in 1921
Coal Miner

866

Cotton Weaver

768

Farmer

576

General Labourer

459

Joiner

425

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