James Park

19 April 1639–23 April 1674 (Age 35)
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

The Life of James

When James Park was born on 19 April 1639, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, his father, James Park, was 28 and his mother, Issobell Gallbraith, was 22. He married Helen Witherspoon on 22 December 1664, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 23 April 1674, in his hometown, at the age of 35.

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James Park
Helen Witherspoon
Marriage: 22 December 1664
Agnes Park
John Park

Spouse and Children

22 December 1664
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


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Name Meaning

A name with many origins, to which other, rarer names have been assimilated. The principal sources are:1. English and Scottish: from Middle English, Old French parc ‘park’; a metonymic occupational name for someone employed in a park or a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a park. In the Middle Ages a park was a large enclosed area where the landowner could hunt game. 2. English and Scottish: from a medieval pet form of the personal name Peter . Compare Parkin . 3. Swedish: ornamental name from park ‘park’. 4. Korean: variant of Pak .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • James Park, "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910"

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