Parkinson is a surname, and may refer to:

  • Amber Parkinson (born 1976), Australian fencer
  • Bob Parkinson (born 1873), English footballer
  • Cecil Parkinson (born 1931), Baron Parkinson of Carnforth, British politician
  • C. Northcote Parkinson (1909–1993), historian and author who formulated Parkinson's Law
  • Dave Parkinson, director and co-founder of the Canadian Coalition Against the Death Penalty
  • Dian Parkinson (born 1944), cast member of the game show The Price is Right
  • Frank Parkinson (1887–1946), British industrialist
  • Jack Parkinson (footballer born 1869) (1869–1911), English footballer
  • James Parkinson :
    • James Parkinson (1755–1824), physician, provided first complete description of Parkinson's disease
    • James Parkinson (1730–1813), English land agent and museum proprietor
  • John Parkinson (botanist) (1567–1650), 17th century English botanist
  • Katherine Parkinson (born 1978), English actress
  • Keith Parkinson (1958–2005), fantasy artist and illustrator
  • Kenneth Parkinson, member of Watergate Seven
  • Mark Parkinson :
    • Mark Parkinson (Kansas politician) (1957-), Lieutenant Governor of Kansas, Governor of Kansas
    • Mark Parkinson (Missouri politician) (1972-), Missouri politician, Member of the Missouri House of Representatives
  • Sir Michael Parkinson (born 1935), television presenter, famous for his chat show Parkinson
  • Mike Parkinson (1948–2009), New Zealand All Black
  • Pansy Parkinson, a character from the Harry Potter series, close friend to Draco Malfoy.
  • Phil Parkinson (born 1967), English football manager
  • Richard Parkinson (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Sydney Parkinson (1745–1771), Scottish natural history artist
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Famous quotes containing the word parkinson:

    A committee is organic rather than mechanical in its nature: it is not a structure but a plant. It takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts, and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom in their turn.
    —C. Northcote Parkinson (1909–1993)

    The Law of Triviality ... briefly stated, it means that the time spent on any item of the agenda will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved.
    —C. Northcote Parkinson (1909–1993)

    In politics people give you what they think you deserve and deny you what they think you want.
    —Cecil Parkinson (b. 1932)