Rooke Family History

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Rooke Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Rook.

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

Similar surnames: Rook, Brooke, Tooke, Hooke, Crooke, Rocke, Cooke, Roose, Rooks, Roake

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Rooke Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rooke name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rooke. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Rooke Family Origin

Where is the Rooke family from?

Rooke Family Occupations

What did your Rooke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Miller and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rooke. A less common occupation for the Rooke family was Farm Labor. The most common Rooke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Rooke's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Miller

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Labor


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

Rooke Historical Records

What Rooke family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 63,000 census records available for the last name Rooke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rooke 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Rooke. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Rooke. For the veterans among your Rooke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rooke Life Expectancy

What is the average Rooke lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Rooke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Rooke in 1951 was 55, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rooke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rooke 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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