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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

What did your Roker ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    8%
  • Baker's Journeyman

    4%
  • Bricklayer

    4%
  • Cordwainer (Shoe Mkr)

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Roker ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Roker Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Roker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roker census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Roker. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Roker. For the veterans among your Roker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Roker Life Expectancy

What is the average Roker lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Roker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Roker ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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