Name origin: English
Name meaning: occupational name for a gamekeeper employed in a
medieval park, from an agent derivative of Middle English parc
‘park’ (see Park 1). This surname is also found in Ireland.
Name meaning: Possibly an altered spelling of German Pose (or Poser
2), a habitational name from Posa or Poserna, south of Merseburg, or a
topographic name from Middle Low German pōse ‘lump’, ‘pile’
(from which the place names may also derive).