Rourke


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    Rourke


    O'Rourke




Parishes where Rourke and a second surname are found together

Surname:



Household numbers by county in Griffith's (1847-64), as on the map

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Antrim:1Armagh:8Belfast city:2Carlow:27
Cavan:43Clare:22Cork:26Cork city:11
Derry:2Donegal:2Down:39Dublin:50
Dublin city:26Fermanagh:16Galway:34Kerry:53
Kildare:94Kilkenny:20Laois:68Leitrim:156
Limerick:76Limerick city:9Longford:20Louth:70
Mayo:13Meath:49Monaghan:10Offaly:64
Roscommon:30Sligo:26Tipperary:56Tyrone:8
Waterford:20Westmeath:25Wexford:37Wicklow:23

Surname Dictionary

Ó Ruadhraic Rourke: sean-leagan d'Ó Ruairc, q.v. Deir de Bhulbh go raibh an chlann i dTír Fhiachrach, Sligeach agus go raibh an t-ainm Lochlannach, Hrothrekr, mar phréamh ach déarfainn nach raibh an ceart aige annsan - bhí ainm Gaelach Ruarc i bhfeidhm roimh theacht na Lochlannach. B'fhéidir gur rua + arg (laoch) a bhí ann.
Ó Ruairc rare: Dublin etc. Ir.Lang. See O'Rourke.
Ó Ruairc (O)'Rourke: an-líonmhar: gach aird - Lár na Tíre go sonrach. Tiarnaí ar Bhreifne sa luath-aois ach d'imigh cúngú orthu sa 12 céad nuair a bhí siad teoranta i Liatroim .i. Breifne Uí Ruairc agus bhí Ó Raghallaigh i gcumhacht sa Chabhán. Tar éis oll-scriosta an 17 céad, d'imigh mórán díobh go dtí an Mhór-Roinn agus bhain clú amach sa Rúis, sa Phólainn, san Ostair is sa bhFrainc. Ach sa deireadh thiar, b'e Tiarnán Ó Ruairc, an fear gur "fuadaíodh" a bhean, Derbhforgaill, ag Diarmaid Mac Murchadha, an duine ba chinniúnaí díobh go léir, mar, b'as an eachtra san a tugadh na Gaill go h-Éirinn.
O'Rorke Quite numerous: scattered. Ir. Ó Ruairc. See O'Rourke.
O'Rourke Very numerous: all areas, least in Cork. Ir. Ó Ruairc (perhaps "red hero"). With O'Reilly, the other leading sept of Breifne (Cavan-Leitrim). After the destruction of the Gaelic polity in 17 cent, they achieved distinction in Europe, particularly in Austria and Russia. IF.
Rorke rare: Dublin, Cavan etc. Ir. Ó Ruairc. See Rourke.
Rourke Quite numerous: Galway, Meath and scattered in Ulster. Ir. Ó Ruairc. See O'Rourke.

Variants in Griffith's
& total households

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O'Roarke: 12
O'Rorke: 46
O'Rourke: 98
Roarke: 64
Roorke: 3
Rorke: 400
Rourk: 2
Rourke: 1236

Non-Griffith's Variants

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O Rourke
O Ruadhraic
O Ruairc
O'Roark
O'Roorke
O'Rork
O'Rourk
O'Rowrke
Roark
Roerk
Roirke
Roork
Rorck
Rork
Rorque
Roworke
Rowrek
Rowrk
Royrk
Royrke
Ruerke
Ruorke
Rurk
Rurke
Wroorck


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