Rourke Family History

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Rourke Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of O’Rourke.

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

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Rourke Family Origin

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Rourke Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    17%
  • Farmer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Keeps House

    3%

In 1880, the most common Rourke occupation in the USA was Laborer. 17% of Rourke's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rourke. A less common occupation for the Rourke family was Keeps House.

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Rourke Historical Records

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Rourke Life Expectancy

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