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Park Family History

Park Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from Middle English and Older Scots parc parke perk ‘park enclosure’ (Old French parc) often referring to the grounds of a manor house or a deer park where the lord hunted. The name was probably synonymous with Parker denoting an officer who looked after a park for the lord of the manor. English and Scottish: from a medieval pet form of the personal name Peter . Compare Parkin . Swedish: ornamental name from park ‘park’. Korean: variant of Pak

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Mark, Pack, Bark, Lark, Perk, Parr, Cart, Spark, Gard, Dark

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Where is the Park family from?

You can see how Park families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Park family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Park families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 1,575 Park families living in Lancashire. This was about 26% of all the recorded Park's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Park families in 1891.
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What did your Park ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Park. 11% of Park men worked as a General Labourer and 66% of Park women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Park were Incapacitated and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Farm Labourer
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 343,000 census records available for the last name Park. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Park census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 63,000 immigration records available for the last name Park. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 66,000 military records available for the last name Park. For the veterans among your Park ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Park lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Park life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Park in 1943 was 44, and 76 in 2004.

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