Roark Family History

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Roark Name Meaning

Irish: reduced variant spelling of O’Rourke.

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


Similar surnames: Rork, Groark, Rourk, Ruark, Doak, Roarty, Roan, Rourke, Rorke, Rook

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Roark Family Origin

Where is the Roark family from?

Roark Family Occupations

What did your Roark ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Roark occupation in Canada was Farmer. 59% of Roark's were Farmers. Farmer, Farmer'S Son and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roark. A less common occupation for the Roark family was Farmers Son School.

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  • Farmer

    59%
  • Farmer'S Son

    19%
  • School

    11%
  • Farmers Son School

    4%

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

Roark Historical Records

What Roark family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Roark. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roark 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 Roark. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, 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 Roark. For the veterans among your Roark ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Roark Life Expectancy

What is the average Roark lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Roark life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Roark in 1944 was 32, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Roark

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Roark 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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Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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