When Philip Packer was born about 1764, in Warrington Township, York, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, his father, Moses Packer, was 35 and his mother, Jane Smith, was 32. He married Sarah Underwood on 11 August 1798, in Warrington Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter.
English: probably an occupational name for a wool packer, from an agent noun derivative of Middle English pakken ‘to pack’.
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from an agent noun derivative of Middle Low German pak, German Pack ‘package’, hence an occupational name for a wholesale trader, especially in the wool trade, one who sold goods in large packages rather than broken down into smaller quantities, or alternatively one who rode or drove pack animals to transport goods.