Origins Available: English
The Strathclyde-Briton people of ancient Scotland
were the first to use the name Parkey. The Parkey family lived someone who lived near a park. The surname comes from the Old English word, parc.
"Richard, William, Sylvester, John, Robert, Philip de Parco, [were listed in] Normandy
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
Early Origins of the Parkey family
The surname Parkey was first found in Cumberland
, where they held a family seat
from early times. One of the first records of the name was when Rober de Parco witnessed a charter by Earl David (c.1202-07) and later witnessed another charter by Walter Olifard (c.
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
Further to the south in England, early listings in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 include John del Pare in Suffolk, 1273 and later, Roger atte Parke was listed in the Writs of Parliament of 1301. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Parkey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Parkey research.Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1500, 1669, 1710, 1695, 1697, 1706, 1710 and are included under the topic Early Parkey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Parkey Spelling Variations
Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations
. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. Parkey has been spelled Park, Parke, Parks, Parkes and others.
Early Notables of the Parkey family (pre 1700)
Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Parkey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Parkey family to Ireland
Some of the Parkey family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 257 words (18 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Parkey family to the New World and Oceana
Many Scots were left with few options other than to leave their homeland for the colonies across the Atlantic. Some of these families fought to defend their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence
. Others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these families have recently been able to rediscover their roots through Clan
societies and other Scottish organizations. Among them: Roger Park, who settled in west New Jersey in 1664; Sarah Park and her husband who settled in Virginia in 1655; Daniel Parke who settled in Barbados in 1654.