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In ancient Scotland, Parkes was a Strathclyde-Briton name for someone who lived someone who lived near a park. The surname comes from the Old English word, parc.

Parkes Early Origins



The surname Parkes 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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Parkes Spelling Variations


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Parkes Spelling Variations



Prior to the first dictionaries, scribes spelled words according to sound. This, and the fact that Scottish names were repeatedly translated from Gaelic to English and back, contributed to the enormous number of spelling variations in Scottish names. Parkes has been spelled Park, Parke, Parks, Parkes and others.

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Parkes Early History


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Parkes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Parkes 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 Parkes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Parkes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Parkes Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Parkes In Ireland


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Parkes In Ireland



Some of the Parkes 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



In such difficult times, the difficulties of raising the money to cross the Atlantic to North America did not seem so large compared to the problems of keeping a family together in Scotland. It was a journey well worth the cost, since it was rewarded with land and freedom the Scots could not find at home. The American War of Independence solidified that freedom, and many of those settlers went on to play important parts in the forging of a great nation. Among them:

Parkes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Parkes, who landed in Virginia in 1642
  • Robert Parkes, who arrived in Maryland in 1651
  • Prescilla Parkes, who arrived in Virginia in 1657
  • Ambrose Parkes, who arrived in Virginia in 1657

Parkes Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anne Parkes, who arrived in Virginia in 1705

Parkes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Parkes, aged 3, landed in New York in 1854
  • James Parkes, aged 16, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Andy Parkes, aged 40, landed in New York in 1854
  • Richard Parkes, aged 14, landed in New York in 1854
  • Mary Parkes, aged 18, arrived in New York in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Parkes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Parkes, English convict from Chester, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834
  • Caroline Parkes arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Florentia" in 1849
  • Caroline Parkes, aged 24, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Florentia"
  • Emma Parkes, aged 19, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Medina"

Parkes Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Parkes, aged 45, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
  • Charles Samuel Parkes, aged 20, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
  • Henry Parkes, aged 18, a grocer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
  • Catherine Hannah Parkes, aged 15, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
  • George Parkes, aged 13, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Parkes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Parkes (post 1700)



  • Walter F. Parkes (b. 1951), American film producer, writer and former studio head
  • Janet Parkes, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1984
  • Charles F. III Parkes, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 1st District, 2010; Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 6th District, 2012
  • Michael Johnson Parkes (b. 1931), British racing driver
  • Gerard Parkes, Irish Canadian actor
  • Tom Parkes (b. 1992), English professional football player
  • Jordan David Parkes (b. 1989), English professional association footballer
  • Philip Benjamin Neil Frederick Parkes (b. 1950), former English football goalkeeper
  • Harry Smith Parkes (1828-1885), British consul in China and Japan
  • Alexander Parkes (1813-1890), English inventor
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Parkes Historic Events


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Parkes Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Douglas Leon Parkes (1919-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Edgecliff, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. John Allan Parkes, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. William Henry Parkes, Canadian 3rd Class passenger from Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Francis Parkes (d. 1912), aged 21, Irish Plumber from Belfast, Ireland who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Mr. Francis "Frank" Parkes (d. 1912), aged 18, Irish Second Class passenger from Belfast, Ireland who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  5. 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).
  6. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. 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).
  10. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
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The Parkes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Parkes 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.

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