Parker (surname)

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Parker
Family name
Pronunciation \PAR-ker\
Meaning "keeper of the park"
Region of origin England
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Parker is a surname of English origin, derived from Old French with the meaning "keeper of the park". "Parker" was also a nickname given to gamekeepers in medieval England.[2] It is the 48th-most common surname in England.[1] Within the United States, it is ranked as the 47th-most common surname.[3]

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  • Parker, ruthless career criminal character in the 28 novels by Donald E. Westlake writing as Richard Stark.
  • Parker, a character in the British 1960s television series Thunderbirds
  • Peter Parker, The secret identity of comic book superhero and American icon, Spider-Man

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