O'rourke Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GIVE ME ACCESS

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

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

O'rourke Family Origin

Where is the O'rourke family from?

SHOW MORE

O'rourke Family Occupations

What did your O'rourke ancestors do for a living?

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

SHOW MORE
  • Farmer

    19%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Servant

    5%
  • Dress Maker

    4%

In 1881, the most common O'rourke occupation in Canada was Farmer. 19% of O'rourke's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by O'rourke. A less common occupation for the O'rourke family was Dress Maker.

Source: Census data for O'rourke | Data not to scale

O'rourke Historical Records

What O'rourke family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your O'rourke ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for O'rourke

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

O'rourke Life Expectancy

What is the average O'rourke lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your O'rourke 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.

SHOW MORE

United States

Famous O'rourke Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)

Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Look up another name