Grourke



COUNTY SURNAME MAP



Grourke households in mid-19th century Ireland

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Grourke households in each county in the Primary Valuation property survey of 1847-64.


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Galway 1 Mayo 5
Roscommon 11    

SURNAME DICTIONARY/ SLOINNTE NA h-EIREANN

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.


Variants and total numbers.
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SURNAME
TOTAL
Groak 3
Groark 25
Groarke 33
Grourke 17


Recorded variants listed in other sources.
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SURNAME
Groake
Mag Ruairc


SECOND SURNAME


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