Surname Maps for the Rourke Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Rourke Surname
Note that it is likely that some Ulster-Scots speakers reported that they only spoke Irish. Both censuses contained a question concerned with whether a person spoke Irish, English or both. No other languages were mentioned.
Surname Counts and Rankings
There were 3,657 with the surname Rourke in Ireland in 1901 and 3,038 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 217th in 1901 and 265th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 687
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 175th
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 1,863
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 84th
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 748
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 252nd
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 359
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 601st
Religion statistics for Rourke in 1901 - Catholic: 98%, Anglican: 1%
Religion statistics for Rourke in 1911 - Catholic: 97%, Anglican: 2%, None / Not Given: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Rourke.
The numbers in brackets represent the number of people with the given surname in 1901. If the surname is followed by a zero then it only occured in the 1911 census.
Common surnames in areas where Rourke is also frequent:
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