Rourk Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of O’Rourke.

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


Similar surnames: Rork, Rourke, Roark, Ruark, Rorke, Court, Rohrs, Turk, Rock, Runk

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Rourk Family Origin

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Rourk Family Occupations

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  • Shoe Maker

    11%
  • (General) Labourer

    5%
  • Baker

    5%
  • Bread Vendor

    5%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Rourk family was Bread Vendor. Shoe Maker, (General) Labourer and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rourk. The most common Rourk occupation in the UK was Shoe Maker. 11% of Rourk's were Shoe Makers.

Source: Census data for Rourk | Data not to scale

Rourk Historical Records

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Rourk Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1954 and 2004, Rourk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Rourk in 1954 was 37, and 70 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rourk

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