When Thompson Park was born on 4 November 1818, in Dearborn, Indiana, United States, his father, Elijah Parke, was 26 and his mother, Evaline Hill, was 24. He married Elizabeth Stoddard on 4 September 1841, in Montgomery, Indiana, United States. He died on 1 January 1905, at the age of 86, and was buried in Higgins, Lipscomb, Texas, United States.
Some characteristic forenames: Korean Young, Sang, Sung, Yong, Jung, Jong, Chan, Jae, Jin, Kwang, Kyung, Myung, Chong, Chang, Chung, Byung, Min, Moon, Chul, Hae, Jeong, Dae, Seong, Myong.
English and Scottish: from Middle English and Older Scots parc, parke, perk ‘park, enclosure’ (Old French parc), often referring to the grounds of a manor house or a deer park where the lord hunted. The name was probably synonymous with Parker , denoting an officer who looked after a park for the lord of the manor.
English and Scottish: from a medieval pet form of the personal name Peter . Compare Parkin .