Rorke Family History

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Rorke Name Meaning

Irish: reduced and altered form of O’Rourke.

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


Similar surnames: Rork, Rourke, Rorie, Morken, Roske, Roche, Borke, Remke, Rock, Ripke

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Rorke Family Origin

Where is the Rorke family from?

Rorke Family Occupations

What did your Rorke ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Rorke family was Clerk. Going To School, Farmer and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rorke. The most common Rorke occupation in Canada was Going To School. 27% of Rorke's were Going To Schools.

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  • Going To School

    27%
  • Farmer

    15%
  • School

    9%
  • Clerk

    6%

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

Rorke Historical Records

What Rorke family records will you find?

Census Record

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

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Rorke Life Expectancy

What is the average Rorke lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Rorke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Rorke in 1957 was 56, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rorke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rorke 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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