A Scottish surname, the Parks family name came from the Old English term of â€˜parcâ€™ which meant green space, like a peaceful park. It is a form of the surname of â€˜Parkâ€™.
In Korea, the Parks name is the 3rd most popular surname. It came from the form of â€˜Pakâ€™, which meant to shine brightly in Korean.
Spelling variations include Parke, Park and Parkes.
The northwest area of Cumberland in England had the beginnings of the Parks families. Most have also kept over the centuries to the northern region of England in Yorkshire, Lancashire, Westmorland, Durham and Northumberland counties.
The Parks surname is very popular throughout most of Scotland, The greater populations are centered in Lanarkshire, Ayrshire, Midlothian and Aberdeenshire counties.
Within the United States Parks families are primarily in Illinois, New York, Ohio, California, Washington and Texas.
Across North and South Korea the Parks surnames is very common.
Famous: Bert Parks (TV announcer and entertainer), Van Dyke Parks (music composer and producer), Rosa Louise Parks (civil rights activist), Suzan-Lori Parks (playwright) and Dan Parks (rugby player from Scotland).