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Parkman Name Meaning

English:: occupational name from Middle English park ‘enclosure game preserve park’ (Old French parc) + man sometimes for one living at or near such a place but probably more often denoting someone employed to look after after deer and other game in a hunting park; compare Parker . occupational name denoting the servant (Middle English man) of someone called Park (see Park ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Packman, Markman, Hackman, Jackman, Carman, Backman, Barkman, Warman

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Where is the Parkman family from?

You can see how Parkman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Parkman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Parkman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 39 Parkman families living in Prince Edward Island. This was about 63% of all the recorded Parkman's in Canada. Prince Edward Island had the highest population of Parkman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Parkman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Parkman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Parkman. 54% of Parkman men worked as a Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Fathers Farm
  • Contractor
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Parkman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Parkman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Parkman. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Parkman. For the veterans among your Parkman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Parkman lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Parkman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Parkman in 1954 was 51, and 79 in 2004.

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