First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Parkes

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  1. A surname​.

Parkes was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons With the Last Name Parkes

Sir Henry Parkes was a 7th Premier of New South Wales. His most notable accomplishments were from 1872 to 1875. Henry was born on May 27th, 1815 in Canley. He breathed his last breath on April 27th, 1896.


Shaun Parkes is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1994. Shaun was born on February 9th, 1973 in London.


Photek is a drum, bass, downtempo, and deep house record producer, dj, film score composer, disc jockey, and film score. He was most active from 1992 to present. Photek was given the name Rupert Parkes . Photek is also known as Special Forces, Studio Pressure, The Sentinel, and etc.


Alexander Parkes was an engineer. Alexander was born on December 29th, 1813 in Suffolk Street, Birmingham, England. He passed away on June 29th, 1890.


Sir Harry Smith Parkes was an Envoy Extraordinary, Minister Plenipotentiary, Consul General of the United Kingdom to Japan, Consul General of the United Kingdom to China, Minister to Korea, Consul General of the United KingdomtoJapan, Consul General of the United KingdomtoChina, and M. Harry was born on February 24th, 1828 in Birchill Hall, Bloxwich, Staffordshire, England. He died on March 22nd, 1885.


Gerard Parkes was an actor. His career lasted from 1959 to 2009. Gerard was born on October 16th, 1924 in Dublin, Ireland. Gerard is also known as Gerry Parkes, Parkes, and Gerry. He breathed his last breath on October 19th, 2014.


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Popularity of Parkes as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Parkes U.S.
  White 76.22% 64.26%
  African American 17.84% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.77% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.22% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.69% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.27% 16.26%

Of Last Name Parkes

People with the last name Parkes are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Parkes

  • How Popular is the name Parkes? As a last name Parkes was the 9,940th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Parkes first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Parkes is Saturday, March 15th, 1890.
  • How unique is the name Parkes? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Parkes. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Parkes: Your name in reverse order is Sekrap. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Spraek. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Parkes? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,246 people with the last name Parkes.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Parkes? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Parkes as their last name.

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