When James Matthais Parker was born in December 1804, in Leyland, Lancashire, England, his father, Thomas Parker, was 47 and his mother, Hannah Ann Goore, was 45. He married Mary Ann Gray on 27 October 1828, in Norwich, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Ipsley, Warwickshire, England in 1871 and Ipsley, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom in 1881.
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.