Roker Name Meaning

German (also Röker): of uncertain origin. In the north, it may be from a short form of a Germanic personal name from hrok ‘rook’, or alternatively from an agent derivative of Middle Low German rok ‘smoke’ and hence an occupational name for someone who smoked fish or meat or for a blacksmith or charcoal burner. In the east it could be an occupational name for a beekeeper, from Slavic roj ‘swarm of bees’.

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


Similar surnames: Roder, Rocker, Roper, Roser, Rover, Koker, Reker, Romer, Raker, Boker

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Roker Family Origin

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Roker Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    8%
  • Baker's Journeyman

    4%
  • Bricklayer

    4%
  • Cordwainer (Shoe Mkr)

    4%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Baker's Journeyman and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roker. A less common occupation for the Roker family was Cordwainer (Shoe Mkr). The most common Roker occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 8% of Roker's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Roker Historical Records

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Roker Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, Roker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Roker in 1963 was 78, and 87 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Roker

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