O'rourke Family History

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O'rourke Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruairc ‘descendant of Ruarc’, Old Gaelic Ruadhrac, a personal name from Norse Hrothrekr (see Roderick). This is the name of chieftain family in counties Leitrim and Cavan.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: O'toole, Burke, O'beirne, Borke, Rourke, Rorie, O'rorke, Goerke

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O'rourke Family Origin

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O'rourke Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    9%
  • Lab. In Oil Works

    7%
  • Labourer

    7%
  • Blacksmith

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the O'rourke family was Blacksmith. The most common O'rourke occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 9% of O'rourke's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Lab. In Oil Works and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by O'rourke.

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O'rourke Historical Records

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O'rourke Life Expectancy

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