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Parker Surname History

Famous people with the surname Parker: Quanah Parker, Comanche chief; Isaac Charles Parker, "the hanging judge"; and Bonnie Elizabeth Parker of "Bonnie and Clyde" notoriety. The Parker family is an old heredity that has migrated all across the world over the centuries, and as the name Parker has spread, it has evolved making it's etymology a challenge to piece together. This page is dedicated to the complete history of the Parker family name, Parker etymology, and records of Parker ancestors. Parker family history has a rich and complex origin of which the particulars have been accumulated over the years by Parker family members.

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Names like Parker transform in how they're said and written as they travel across tribes, family lines, and languages over the years. In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Parker were written down based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were recorded in official records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Parker. Researching misspellings and spelling variations of the Parker last name are important to understanding the possible origins of the name.

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Famous People named Parker

Famous members of the Parker family:

  • Quanah Parker (ca. 1845 or 1852 – February 23, 1911) was a Comanche chief.
  • Isaac Charles Parker (October 15, 1838 – November 17, 1896) was known as the "Hanging Judge"
  • Bonnie Elizabeth Parker (October 1, 1910 – May 23, 1934) "Bonnie and Clyde"

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