Setup




Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register ) Lost Password Recovery   Resend Validation Email

Parker




            Purchase Heraldry Products

Download JPEG



Surname:  Parker
Branch:  Parker
Origins:  Irish
More Info:  Ireland

Background:  The name Parker in Ireland is usually of immigrant origin having been brought to the country by settlers in the seventeenth century, especially into the Province of Ulster. The name is also on record since mediaeval times, derived from the French name 'Parquier' which translates as 'park-keeper'. The Gaelic form is 'Pairceir'.




Motto:  Fideli certa merces, To the faithful there is certain reward.
Arms:  Ar. betw. two bars sa. charged with three bezants, a lion, passant, gu. in chief as many bucks' heads, cabossed, of the third.
Crest:  Out of a ducal coronet or, a bear's head sa. muzzled of the first.


View the Heraldry Dictionary for help.




The distinguished surname Parker is one of the most notable Anglo/Saxon surnames, and its historical trail has emerged from the mists of time to become an influential surname of the middle ages and of the present day.

In an in-depth research of such ancient manuscripts as the Domesday Book compiled in 1086 A.D. by Duke William of Normandy, the Ragman rolls (1291-1296) collected by King Edward 1st of England, the Curia Regis Rolls, The Pipe Rolls, the Hearth Rolls, parish registers, baptismals, tax records and other ancient documents, researchers found the first record of the name Parker in Derbyshire where they had been seated form very ancient times.

Although the bane Parker occurred in many manuscripts, from time to time the surname was also spelt Parker,Parkers, Parkeres, Parkere and these changes in spelling frequeently occurred even between father and son.

The family name Parker is one of the most notable of the ancient Anglo/Saxon race. This founding race of England, a fair skinned people led by the sacon General/Commanders Hengist and Horsa, settled in Kent from about the year 400 A.D. The Angles, on the other hand occupied the eastern coast of England.

The Anglo/Saxon five-century domination of English society was an uncertain time and the nation divided inot five separate kingdoms, a high king being elected as supreme ruler.

By 1066, King Harold came to the throne of England which was enjoying reasonalbe peace and prosperity. However, the Norman invasion from France and their victory at the Battle of Hastings, found many of the vanquished Saxon land owners forfeiting their land to duke William and his invading nobles. They became oppressed under Norman rule and some moved nothward to the midlands, Lancashire and Yorkshire, even into Scotland.

The family name Parker emerged as a notable English family name in the county of Debyshire. One of the first records of the noble name was about 1380 during the reign of King Richard II when Thomas Parker of Bulwell is recorded on the border of Derbyshire and Yorkshire. This name had been seated there since ancient times. the senior line descending from Thomas Parker, however, became extinct about the sixteenth century. The junior lines produced the Earls of Macclesfield and the Baronies of Morley and Monteagle, but these latter two baronies have been in abeyance since 1685. Largely from the midland of England the name flourished in the counties of Derby, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Nottingham. By the 14th century an improtand brach evelved in Devonshire at a place called Whiteway. They settled a tNorth Moulton in Devon. They also moved northward to Scotland and William Parker of Kilmon, Perthsire, a parson, rendered homage in 1296, to King Edward I of England on his brief conquest of Scotland. The name continued to flourish in both England and Scotland for the next two or three centuries, particularly in Scotland where the family name acquired lands in Dundee and became associated with the Ogilvies. Notable amongst the family at this time was Earl of Macclesfield.

For the next two of three centuries bearers of the surname Parker flourished and played a significant role in the political development of England. During the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries England was ravaged by religious and political conflict. Puritanism, Catholicism, Royalist and parliamentary forces shed much blood. Many families were freely "encouraged" to maigrate to Ireland or to the "colonies". Some were rewarded with grants of lands, others were banished.

In Ireland, settlers became known as the Adventurers seeking land. Called "undertakers" they undertook to maintain the Protestant faith. In Ireland the Parker name was recorded in the 1659 census in all the provinces.

Meanwhile the New World beckoned and migration continued, some voluntarily from Ireland, but mostly directly from England or Scotland. Some clans and families even moved to the European continent.

Kinsmen of the family name Parker were amongst the many who sailed aboard the armada of small sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plidd the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships were pestilence ridden, sometime 30% to 40% of the passenger list never reaching their destination, their number reduced by sickness or the elements.

Principal amongst the settlers which could be considered a kinsman of the surname PArker or a variable spelling of that family name was Captain George Parker who settled in Accomac Co. 1654; William Parker, who settled in Hartford, Connecticut, 1635; and Neilson Parker who settled in New Jersey.

The trek from the port of entry was also arduous and many joined the wagon trains to the prairies or to the west coast. During the American War of Independence, many loyalists made their way north to Canada about 1790 and became known as the United Empire Loyalists.

20th century notables of this surname, Parker, include many distinguished persons, Barrett Parker, American diplomat; Cliffor Parker, British Lawyer, Sir Edmund Parker, British Company Director; Glenn Parker, American Supreme Court Judge; Raymond Parker, Artist.

The distinguished surname Parker is one of the most notable Anglo/Saxon surnames, and its historical trail has emerged from the mists of time to become an influential surname of the middle ages and of the present day.

In an in-depth research of such ancient manuscripts as the Domesday Book compiled in 1086 A.D. by Duke William of Normandy, the Ragman rolls (1291-1296) collected by King Edward 1st of England, the Curia Regis Rolls, The Pipe Rolls, the Hearth Rolls, parish registers, baptismals, tax records and other ancient documents, researchers found the first record of the name Parker in Derbyshire where they had been seated form very ancient times.

Although the bane Parker occurred in many manuscripts, from time to time the surname was also spelt Parker,Parkers, Parkeres, Parkere and these changes in spelling frequeently occurred even between father and son.

The family name Parker is one of the most notable of the ancient Anglo/Saxon race. This founding race of England, a fair skinned people led by the sacon General/Commanders Hengist and Horsa, settled in Kent from about the year 400 A.D. The Angles, on the other hand occupied the eastern coast of England.

The Anglo/Saxon five-century domination of English society was an uncertain time and the nation divided inot five separate kingdoms, a high king being elected as supreme ruler.

By 1066, King Harold came to the throne of England which was enjoying reasonalbe peace and prosperity. However, the Norman invasion from France and their victory at the Battle of Hastings, found many of the vanquished Saxon land owners forfeiting their land to duke William and his invading nobles. They became oppressed under Norman rule and some moved nothward to the midlands, Lancashire and Yorkshire, even into Scotland.

The family name Parker emerged as a notable English family name in the county of Debyshire. One of the first records of the noble name was about 1380 during the reign of King Richard II when Thomas Parker of Bulwell is recorded on the border of Derbyshire and Yorkshire. This name had been seated there since ancient times. the senior line descending from Thomas Parker, however, became extinct about the sixteenth century. The junior lines produced the Earls of Macclesfield and the Baronies of Morley and Monteagle, but these latter two baronies have been in abeyance since 1685. Largely from the midland of England the name flourished in the counties of Derby, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Nottingham. By the 14th century an improtand brach evelved in Devonshire at a place called Whiteway. They settled a tNorth Moulton in Devon. They also moved northward to Scotland and William Parker of Kilmon, Perthsire, a parson, rendered homage in 1296, to King Edward I of England on his brief conquest of Scotland. The name continued to flourish in both England and Scotland for the next two or three centuries, particularly in Scotland where the family name acquired lands in Dundee and became associated with the Ogilvies. Notable amongst the family at this time was Earl of Macclesfield.

For the next two of three centuries bearers of the surname Parker flourished and played a significant role in the political development of England. During the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries England was ravaged by religious and political conflict. Puritanism, Catholicism, Royalist and parliamentary forces shed much blood. Many families were freely "encouraged" to maigrate to Ireland or to the "colonies". Some were rewarded with grants of lands, others were banished.

In Ireland, settlers became known as the Adventurers seeking land. Called "undertakers" they undertook to maintain the Protestant faith. In Ireland the Parker name was recorded in the 1659 census in all the provinces.

Meanwhile the New World beckoned and migration continued, some voluntarily from Ireland, but mostly directly from England or Scotland. Some clans and families even moved to the European continent.

Kinsmen of the family name Parker were amongst the many who sailed aboard the armada of small sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plidd the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships were pestilence ridden, sometime 30% to 40% of the passenger list never reaching their destination, their number reduced by sickness or the elements.

Principal amongst the settlers which could be considered a kinsman of the surname PArker or a variable spelling of that family name was Captain George Parker who settled in Accomac Co. 1654; William Parker, who settled in Hartford, Connecticut, 1635; and Neilson Parker who settled in New Jersey.

The trek from the port of entry was also arduous and many joined the wagon trains to the prairies or to the west coast. During the American War of Independence, many loyalists made their way north to Canada about 1790 and became known as the United Empire Loyalists.

20th century notables of this surname, Parker, include many distinguished persons, Barrett Parker, American diplomat; Cliffor Parker, British Lawyer, Sir Edmund Parker, British Company Director; Glenn Parker, American Supreme Court Judge; Raymond Parker, Artist.



Name Variations:  Parker.

References:
One or more of the following publications has been referenced for this article.
The General Armory; Sir Bernard Burke - 1842.
A Handbook of Mottoes; C.N. Elvin - 1860.
Irish Families, Their Names, Arms & Origins; Edward MacLysaght - 1957.
The Surnames of Ireland; Edward MacLynsaght - 1957.
"The Hall of Names, Inc.", 1994


Bookmark and Share







The beautiful heraldry artwork for this family is available to purchase on select products from the Celtic Radio Store. We look forward to filling your order!






Download JPEG



Discuss
Search




Sign-up for a Founders account and receive personalized
family heraldry service and much more!


Want to know more?
Click the Heart!





Tell a Friend about Arms & Badges!
New Posts
Recipient Email:
Your Name:
Your Email:









Celtic RadioTM broadcasts through Live365.com and StreamLicensing.com which are officially licensed under SoundExchange, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and SOCAN.
2014 Celtic Radio Network, Highlander Radio, Celtic Moon, Celtic Dance, Ye O' Celtic Pub and Celt-Rock-Radio.
All rights and trademarks reserved. Read our Privacy Policy.
Some Celtic Graphics 2014, Cari Buziak


Link to CelticRadio.net!
Link to CelticRadio.net
View Broadcast Status and Statistics!

Best Viewed With IE 8.0 (1680 x 1050 Resolution), Javascript & Cookies Enabled.


[Home] [Top]

Celtic Hearts Gallery | Celtic Mates Dating | My Celtic Friends | Celtic Music Radio | Family Heraldry | Medival Kingdom | Top Celtic Sites | Web Celt Blog | Video Celt