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Origin and popularity of the name PARKER

Origin

Parker : 1: English: occupational name from Middle English parker ‘park-keeper’ (Old French parquier parchier) an officer employed to look after deer and other game in a hunting park (see Park 1). This surname is also very common among African Americans. It has also been recorded since medieval times in Ireland.2: Americanized form of French Paquet 2 or 3.3: Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish names.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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    Variants of name PARKER

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