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  • Abigail Parks (Dix) (1637 - 1691)
  • Adam Park, MD (1777 - 1846)
    ScotlandsPeople Reference: 27/05/1777 PARK ADAM MUNGO PARK/ELSPETH HISLOP FR738 (FR738) M SELKIRK /SELKIRK 778/00 0030 0102 PARK ADAM Surgeon in Gravesend, Kent. Married Marion Ker at St Georg...
  • Alexander Park (1773 - 1814)
    Alexander Park. From "In 1814 the Bank's Agent in Selkirk (Alexander Park) died leaving the post vacant. " AND Alexander Park was born in 1773 and was the brother of the famous explorer M...
  • Annie Park (c.1893 - d.)
    Annie Park is # 1376 on the 1907 Wooster Roll where she is identified as the daughter of Mrs. Catherine Park # 1373. She also is identified as # 1403, the daughter of Mrs. Catherine Pahwakodado # 1401....
  • Archibald Park (1767 - 1820)
    Scotland Marriages 1561-1910 Transcription First name(s) Archbald Last name Park Marriage year 1799 Marriage date 19 Apr 1799 Marriage place Selkirk,Selkirk,Scotland Spouse's first name(s...

About the Park surname

Recorded as Park, Parke, Parks, Parkes Perks, the occupational Parkman, and the residential Parkhouse, this is an English surname. It has two possible origins. It can be either a metonymic or occupational name for someone employed in or at a park, or it can be topographical, and denote someone who lived by such a place. The derivation is from the pre 10th century Old French word "parc." This described in medieval times a large enclosed area where a landowner could hunt game. Early examples of the surname development include the recordings of Iselota atte Park of the county of Kent in 1285, Henry del Parks of Worcestershire in 1304, whilst Johannes del Parkhouse appears in the Poll Tax rolls for the county of Yorkshire, in 1379.. Thomas Parkes was an early settler in the new colony of 'Virginea'. He appears in what is believed to have been the first muster or census of inhabitants on February 24th 1624 where is recorded as 'living in James Cittee'. The famous Scottish explorer, Mungo Park, (1771 - 1806), led two expeditions to trace the source of the Niger in Africa, and published an account of his adventures called simply "Travels", in 1799. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Henry del Parck. This was dated 1272, in the Assize Court rolls of Staffordshire, during the reign of King Edward 1st of England. He was known to history as "The Hammer of the Scots", 1272 - 1307.