Rourk Family History

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Rourk Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of O’Rourke.

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


Similar surnames: Rork, Rourke, Roark, Ruark, Rorke, Court, Rohrs, Turk, Rock, Runk

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Rourk Family Origin

Where is the Rourk family from?

Rourk Family Occupations

What did your Rourk ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rourk occupation in the USA was Laborer. 22% of Rourk's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rourk. A less common occupation for the Rourk family was Keeping House.

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  • Laborer

    22%
  • Farmer

    20%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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

Rourk Historical Records

What Rourk family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rourk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rourk census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Rourk

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Rourk. 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 Rourk. For the veterans among your Rourk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rourk Life Expectancy

What is the average Rourk lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Rourk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Rourk in 1954 was 37, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rourk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rourk 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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