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  • Abigail Park (1637 - 1691)
    Children of Edward Dix of Watertown (d 1660) and his wife Jane, as reported in Vital Records: 1. Abigail Dix, b. 2 May 1637. Married at Cambridge, 1 Dec 1653, Thomas Parks. Biography Thomas Park...
  • 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...
  • Agnes Thompson Borrowman (1828 - 1898)
  • Alexander Park (bef.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 Mu...
  • Alice Park Davis (1902 - 1986)
    Alice Dayhuff Davis BIRTH 9 Mar 1902 DEATH 26 Jul 1986 (aged 84) BURIAL Cory Cemetery Delta, Delta County, Colorado, USA MEMORIAL ID 26457990 · View Source MEMORIAL PHOTOS 1 FLOWERS 0 Family Member...

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.