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Rourke Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of O’Rourke.

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


Similar surnames: Rorke, Rourk, Rork, Roark, Rorie, Clure, O'rourke, Burke, Roche, Duke

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Rourke Family Origin

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Rourke Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Servant

    6%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • School

    5%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Rourke family was School. The most common Rourke occupation in Canada was Farmer. 27% of Rourke's were Farmers. Farmer, Servant and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rourke.

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Rourke Historical Records

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Rourke Life Expectancy

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