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The name Parkhill was originally a habitational surname, taken on from any of several places names in the British Isles called Parkhill or Park Hill.

Parkhill Early Origins



The surname Parkhill was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Parkhill Spelling Variations


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Parkhill Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Parkhill, Parkhille and others.

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Parkhill Early History


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Parkhill Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Parkhill research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1605, 1803, and 1857 are included under the topic Early Parkhill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Parkhill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Parkhill Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Parkhill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Parkhill In Ireland


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Parkhill In Ireland



Some of the Parkhill family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 261 words (19 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Parkhill Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Andrew Parkhill, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1777
  • John Parkhill, who came to Pennsylvania in 1779

Parkhill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Harvey, James, Joseph, and Robert James Parkhill all settled in New York State in 1834
  • David Parkhill who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1842
  • Hugh Parkhill, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • John Parkhill, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1864

Parkhill Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Parkhill, who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833

Parkhill Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Parkhill arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1863
  • William Parkhill, aged 36, a carpenter, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dilharree" in 1875
  • Sarah Parkhill, aged 34, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dilharree" in 1875
  • Margaret Parkhill, aged 14, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dilharree" in 1875
  • Agnes Parkhill, aged 12, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dilharree" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Parkhill (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Parkhill (post 1700)



  • Benjamin Seaver Parkhill (b. 1955), American political consultant within the Republican Party
  • Bruce Parkhill, the head basketball coach at Penn State from 1985 to 1995
  • Samuel Parkhill, American politician, Delegate to Florida State Constitutional Convention from Leon County, 1838-39
  • John Parkhill, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Allegheny County, 1881-84
  • James H. Parkhill, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Fayette County, 1907-08
  • Charles Breckinridge Parkhill (b. 1859), American Democrat politician, Member of Florida State Senate, 1888-90; Circuit Judge in Florida, 1904-05; Justice of Florida State Supreme Court, 1905-11
  • Barry Parkhill (b. 1951), American professional basketball player
  • Sir Robert Robert Archdale Parkhill (1878-1947), Australian politician
  • William James Parkhill (1839-1913), Canadian political figure in Ontario
  • Sir Robert Archdale Parkhill (1878-1947), Australia politician, Minister of Defense (1934-1937)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    2. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    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. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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    The Parkhill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Parkhill 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 24 November 2016 at 17:19.

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