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PARKER Surname Meaning & Origin:

Old French for "keeper of the park," Parker is an English surname used for a man who was gamekeeper at a medieval park.

Mitchell is the 51st most popular surname in the United States and the 46th most common surname in England.

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Alternate Surname Spellings:

PARK, PARKE, PARKS, PARKES

Genealogy Resources for the Surname PARKER:

100 Most Common U.S. Surnames & Their Meanings
Smith, Johnson, Williams, Jones, Brown... Are you one of the millions of Americans sporting one of these top 100 common last names from the 2000 census?

Parker Family Genealogy Forum
Search this popular genealogy forum for the Parker surname to find others who might be researching your ancestors, or post your own Parker query.

FamilySearch - PARKER Genealogy
Find records, queries, and lineage-linked family trees posted for the Parker surname and its variations.

PARKER Surname & Family Mailing Lists
RootsWeb hosts several free mailing lists for researchers of the Parker surname.

Cousin Connect - PARKER Genealogy Queries
Read or post genealogy queries for the surname Parker, and sign up for free notification when new Parker queries are added.

DistantCousin.com - PARKER Genealogy & Family History
Free databases and genealogy links for the last name Parker.

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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Menk, Lars. A Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames. Avotaynu, 2005.

Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia. Avotaynu, 2004.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1989.

Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.


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