Parker (surname)

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Parker
PronunciationPAR-ker
Origin
Meaning"keeper of the park"
Region of originEngland
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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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  • Bertha Parker Pallan (1907–1978), First Native American female archaeologist of Abenaki and Seneca descent
  • Bonnie Parker (1910–1934), American outlaw
  • Brandon Parker (born 1995), American football player
  • Buddy Lee Parker, the best-known ring name of American professional wrestler DeWayne Bruce (born 1962)

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  1. ^ a b Parker Surname at Forebears
  2. ^ "PARKER - Name Meaning & Origin". About.com. Archived from the original on 21 March 2009. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  3. ^ U.S. Census Bureau; "Frequently Occurring First Names and Surnames From the 1990 Census, (Table)" Archived 2010-10-12 at the Library of Congress Web Archives; published May 9, 1995