Parckes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The roots of the name Parckes are found among the Strathclyde-Briton people of the ancient Scottish/English Borderlands. Parckes was originally found 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 1180-95." 
Early Origins of the Parckes family
The surname Parckes 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. 1210.) 
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. 
Early History of the Parckes family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Parckes research. Another 154 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1500, 1669, 1710, 1695, 1697, 1706, 1710 and are included under the topic Early Parckes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Parckes Spelling Variations
In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names. Parckes has appeared as Park, Parke, Parks, Parkes and others.
Early Notables of the Parckes family (pre 1700)
Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Parckes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Parckes family to Ireland
Some of the Parckes family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 102 words (7 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 Parckes family
The freedom, opportunity, and land of the North American colonies beckoned. There, Scots found a place where they were generally free from persecution and where they could go on to become important players in the birth of new nations. Some fought in the American War of Independence, while others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these Scottish settlers have been able to recover their lost national heritage in the last century through highland games and Clan societies in North America. 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.
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)
- ^ 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)
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)