Groark births between 1864 and 1913


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Surname Dictionary

Groarke Quite numerous: Mayo and scattered. Ir. Mag Ruairc. Ó Corráin & Maguire remark that the rare early name Ruarc may contain the word arg, a hero or champion. However, Woulfe and MacLysaght regard it as a Norse name, Ruadhrac from Hrothrekr. In any case, it is the basis for the Rourkes, always associated with Breifne. Groarke was a sept of the Southern Uí Néill, seated in W Meath. GPN, SGG & IF.
Mag Ruairc Groarke: líon beag: Maigh Eo & rl. Bhí siad i gceannas ar Chineál Ende, in aice le h-Uisneach, Iar-Mhí. Mhaígh siad sinsearacht ó Niall Naoi-ghiallach.
 

Districts where Groark and a second surname are found together

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Variants in the birth records, with totals

  • Groarke: 296
  • Grourke: 13
  • Groark: 183
  • Groake: 3
  • Groorke: 28
  • Grorke: 72
  • Grork: 2

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