When Mary Parker was born on 1 January 1574, in North Molton, Devon, England, United Kingdom, her father, Edmund Parker, was 33 and her mother, Dorothy Smythe, was 18. She married Sir George Drake in 1589. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died in 1634, in Withycombe Raleigh with Exmouth All Saints, Devon, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 60.
English: occupational name from Middle English parker ‘park-keeper’ (Old French parquier, parchier), an officer employed to look after deer and other game in a hunting park (see Park 1). This surname is also very common among African Americans. It has also been recorded since medieval times in Ireland.
Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish names.