Rokes Family History

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Rokes Name Meaning

variant of Roke, a topographic name for someone who lived near an oak tree (see Oak), from a misdivision of Middle English atter oke ‘at the oak’. Roke in Oxfordshire and Rock in Worcestershire are named in this way, and so the surname may be habitational in some cases. possibly a variant of Rock 1.

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

Similar surnames: Rodes, Rokos, Roes, Roker, Reker, Romes, Rocke, Rogus, Roles, Dokes

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Rokes Family Origin

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Rokes Family Occupations

What did your Rokes ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Rokes occupation in the UK was Agri Labourer. 50% of Rokes's were Agri Labourers. Agri Labourer and Managing Clerk were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Rokes.

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  • Agri Labourer

  • Managing Clerk


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

Rokes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Rokes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rokes 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 222 immigration records available for the last name Rokes. 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 360 military records available for the last name Rokes. For the veterans among your Rokes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rokes Life Expectancy

What is the average Rokes lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Rokes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Rokes in 1962 was 61, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rokes 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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