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Origin and popularity of the name PARKHURST


Parkhurst : English: habitational name from any of various places called Parkhurst such as Parkhurst in Buxted (Sussex) which is recorded as Perkehurst in 1439 and Parkhurst in Abinger (Surrey) which is recorded as Parkherst in 1464. The placenames derive from Middle English park ‘park enclosure’ (Old French parc) or parrok ‘enclosure paddock’ (Old English pearroc) + hirste ‘hillock copse’ (Old English hyrst).

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

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