The name Parkill was originally a habitational surname, taken on from any of several places names in the British Isles called Parkhill or Park Hill.
Early Origins of the Parkill family
The surname Parkill 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.
Early History of the Parkill family
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Parkill Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Parkill family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Parkill family to Ireland
Some of the Parkill family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Parkill family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Andrew Parkhill, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1777; John Parkhill, who came to Pennsylvania in 1779; William Parkhill, who settled in St. John, N.B. in 1833.
Contemporary Notables of the name Parkill (post 1700)
- Stanley E. Parkill, American politician, Democratic Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1900; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1904; Mayor of Owosso, Michigan; Elected 1906 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html