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The ancestors of the name Parkin are thought to have lived among the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the baptismal name for the son of Peter. In the religious naming tradition surnames were bestowed in honor of religious figures or church officials. In Europe, the Christian Church was one of the most powerful influences on the formation of given names. Personal names derived from the names of saints, apostles, biblical figures, and missionaries are widespread in most European countries. In the Middle Ages, they became increasingly popular because people believed that the souls of the deceased continued to be involved in this world. They named their children after saints in the hope that the child would be blessed or protected by the saint. In this case the surname Parkin was taken from the ever popular St. Peter.

Parkin Early Origins



The surname Parkin was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Parkin Spelling Variations


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Parkin Spelling Variations



Parkin has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Parkinson, Parkinsone, Parkison and others.

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Parkin Early History


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Parkin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Parkin research. Another 238 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1567 and 1650 are included under the topic Early Parkin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Parkin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Parkin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Parkin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Parkin In Ireland


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Parkin In Ireland



Some of the Parkin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 148 words (11 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 an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Parkins to arrive on North American shores:

Parkin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Parkin, who landed in Virginia in 1640
  • Edward Parkin, who arrived in Barbados in 1664

Parkin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Parkin, aged 31, arrived in Rhode Island in 1812
  • William Parkin, aged 20, arrived in New York in 1812
  • G Parkin, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Charles Parkin, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1869
  • Joseph Parkin, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1869
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Parkin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Parkin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm
  • Sarah Mary Parkin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm
  • Samuel Parkin, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Agincourt" on July 6, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844
  • James Parkin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elizabeth" in 1849
  • William Parkin, aged 33, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Rodney"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Parkin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Parkin arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Cresswell" in 1856
  • Edward Parkin, aged 34, a timber carrier, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • Ellen Parkin, aged 36, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • Maria Parkin, aged 6, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • Ellen Parkin, aged 4, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" 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 Parkin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Parkin (post 1700)



  • Jerry Parkin, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1972
  • E. J. Parkin, American politician, Mayor of Bozeman, Montana, 1921
  • Timothy John "Tim" Parkin (b. 1957), English former footballer
  • Stephen John "Steve" Parkin (b. 1965), English former footballer and manager from Mansfield
  • Samuel "Sam" Parkin (b. 1981), English professional footballer from Roehampton, Surrey
  • Jonathan "Jon" Parkin (b. 1981), English football striker from Barnsley, South Yorkshire
  • Cecil Harry "Cec" Parkin (1886-1943), English cricketer
  • Ray Parkin (1911-1971), English footballer
  • Andrew Philip Parkin (b. 1961), Welsh professional golfer
  • John Burnett Parkin (1911-1975), Canadian architect, known for designing Toronto City Hall, Toronto-Dominion Centre 1967, Yorkdale Mall 1964 and the Ottawa Train Station
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844

Other References

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  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. 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. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  11. ...

The Parkin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Parkin 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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