Rorke Family History

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Rorke Name Meaning

Irish: reduced and altered form of O’Rourke.

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

Similar surnames: Rork, Rourke, Rorie, Morken, Roske, Roche, Borke, Remke, Rock, Ripke

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Rorke Family Origin

Where is the Rorke family from?

Rorke Family Occupations

What did your Rorke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Keeping House, Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rorke. The most common Rorke occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 14% of Rorke's were Keeping Houses. A less common occupation for the Rorke family was Carpenter.

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  • Keeping House

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Rorke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Rorke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rorke 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Rorke. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Rorke. For the veterans among your Rorke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rorke Life Expectancy

What is the average Rorke lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Rorke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Rorke in 1957 was 56, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rorke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rorke 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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