O'rourke Family History

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O'rourke Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruairc ‘descendant of Ruarc’, Old Gaelic Ruadhrac, a personal name from Norse Hrothrekr (see Roderick). This is the name of chieftain family in counties Leitrim and Cavan.

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


Similar surnames: O'toole, Burke, O'beirne, Borke, Rourke, Rorie, O'rorke, Goerke

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O'rourke Family Origin

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O'rourke Family Occupations

What did your O'rourke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common O'rourke occupation in the USA was Laborer. 16% of O'rourke's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by O'rourke. A less common occupation for the O'rourke family was Blacksmith.

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  • Laborer

    16%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Blacksmith

    2%

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

O'rourke Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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O'rourke Life Expectancy

What is the average O'rourke lifespan?

Between 1992 and 2004, in the United States, O'rourke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for O'rourke in 1992 was 45, and 45 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for O'rourke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your O'rourke 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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