First name origin & meaning:

Old English: Cultivated land

First name variations: Parke, Parkley, Parks, Parker

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. A name with many origins, to which other, rarer names have been assimilated. The principal sources are: English and Scottish: from Middle English, Old French parc ‘park’; a metonymic occupational name for someone employed in a park or a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a park. In the Middle Ages a park was a large enclosed area where the landowner could hunt game.
  2. A name with many origins, to which other, rarer names have been assimilated. The principal sources are: from a medieval pet form of the personal name Peter. Compare Parkin.
  3. A name with many origins, to which other, rarer names have been assimilated. The principal sources are: ornamental name from park ‘park’.
  4. A name with many origins, to which other, rarer names have been assimilated. The principal sources are: variant of Pak.
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