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Rorie Name Meaning

Scottish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Ruaidhrí ‘son of Ruaidhrí’ (Rory); see McCrory .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Dowie, Rorke, Morie, Rodie, Rosie, Ririe, Gorrie, Robie, Logie, Durie

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Where is the Rorie family from?

You can see how Rorie families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rorie family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rorie families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Rorie families living in Alberta. This was about 40% of all the recorded Rorie's in Canada. Alberta and 1 other province had the highest population of Rorie families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rorie surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rorie ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rorie. 53% of Rorie men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Rorie women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rorie were Proprietor and Waitress. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
  • Servant
  • General House Work
  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Rorie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rorie census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 320 immigration records available for the last name Rorie. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Rorie lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Rorie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Rorie in 1949 was 61, and 72 in 2004.

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