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Roark Family History

Roark Name Meaning
Irish: reduced variant spelling of O’Rourke.

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

410,303 Historical Documents with Roark on Ancestry.com
66,790 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
9,676 Military Records
1,272 Immigration Records
36,051 Census and Voter Lists
296,514 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Roark Families

  • Number of Roark families
     86 - 169
     29 - 85
     1 - 28
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Roark families
     11 - 20
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Roark families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Roark census records

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Roark Family Origin

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Roark Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Roark families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Roark

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Roark Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Roark census records

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Roark Civil War Service Records

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