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The surname Parke was first used in the Scottish/English Borderlands by an ancient Scottish people called the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name for someone who lived someone who lived near a park. The surname comes from the Old English word, parc.

Parke Early Origins



The surname Parke 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.).

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Parke Spelling Variations


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Parke Spelling Variations



The many spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names result from the fact that scribes in that era spelled words according to sound. Translation too, was an undeveloped science, and many names were altered into complete obscurity. Over the years Parke has been spelled Park, Parke, Parks, Parkes and others.

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Parke Early History


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Parke Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Parke research. Another 234 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1500, 1669, 1695, 1697, 1706, and 1710 are included under the topic Early Parke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Parke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Parke Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Parke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Parke In Ireland


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Parke In Ireland



Some of the Parke family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 306 words (22 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the uncertainties and discrimination faced in Scotland, many decided to head out for North Ameri ca. Once they arrived, many Scots fought with relish in the American War of Independence; some went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Many ancestors of these Scots have recovered their lost national heritage in the 20th century through Clan organizations and Scottish historical societies. Among the settlers to North America were:

Parke Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Parke, who landed in Virginia in 1623
  • Robert Parke, Martha and their three children who settled in Boston in 1630
  • William Parke, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1631
  • Richard Parke, who arrived in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1635
  • Marjory Parke who settled with her husband in Massachusetts in 1638
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Parke Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Parke, who landed in Virginia in 1724

Parke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Parke, who arrived in New York in 1833
  • Hannah Parke, aged 28, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1833
  • H S Parke, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Parke Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James John Parke arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mary Dugdale" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARY DUGDALE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840MaryDugdale.gif
  • Hannah Jemima Parke arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mary Dugdale" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARY DUGDALE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840MaryDugdale.gif
  • Jemima Parke arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mary Dugdale" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARY DUGDALE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840MaryDugdale.gif
  • Andrew Parke, aged 34, a weaver, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Bucephalus"

Parke Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Parke, aged 50, a chemist, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgeway" in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Parke (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Parke (post 1700)



  • Nathan Parke, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Ontario County, 1827
  • Joseph M. Parke, American politician, Delegate to Maryland State Constitutional Convention, 1850
  • John Parke, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 2008
  • John Parke, American politician, Postmaster at Paterson, New Jersey, 1841-43
  • George W. Parke, American politician, Mayor of Bloomington, Illinois, 1861-62
  • Francis G. Parke, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Coatesville, Pennsylvania, 1873-85
  • Wayne Parke, American Republican politician, Chair of Vanderburgh County Republican Party, 2011
  • Elizabeth Parke, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1920
  • Benjamin Parke (1777-1835), American politician, U.S. District Judge for Indiana, 1817-35
  • Godwin Parke (1816-1904), American journalist
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARY DUGDALE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840MaryDugdale.gif

Other References

  1. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  2. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  6. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  8. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  10. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  11. ...

The Parke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Parke Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 2 February 2016 at 09:50.

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