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Rokes Name Meaning

variant of Roke, a topographic name for someone who lived near an oak tree (see Oak), from a misdivision of Middle English atter oke ‘at the oak’. Roke in Oxfordshire and Rock in Worcestershire are named in this way, and so the surname may be habitational in some cases. possibly a variant of Rock 1.

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


Similar surnames: Rodes, Rokos, Roes, Roker, Reker, Romes, Rocke, Rogus, Roles, Dokes

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Where is the Rokes family from?

You can see how Rokes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rokes family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Rokes families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Rokes families living in Maryland. This was about 50% of all the recorded Rokes's in USA. Maryland and 1 other state had the highest population of Rokes families in 1840.
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What did your Rokes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rokes. 34% of Rokes men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Rokes women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rokes were Clerk and Clerk. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Janitor
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    34%
  • Maid
    34%
  • Clerk
    34%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Rokes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rokes 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 222 immigration records available for the last name Rokes. 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 Cards

There are 360 military records available for the last name Rokes. For the veterans among your Rokes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rokes lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Rokes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Rokes in 1962 was 61, and 74 in 2004.

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