O'Rourke - Rorke - O´Rorke - Roarke - Rourke

En la época medieval, los O'ROURKE eran una de las grandes familias principescas de Irlanda, pues eran señores de Breffny y dieron más de un rey a Connacht antes de que se produjera la invasión anglo-normanda. Después de ésta, como pasó con otras grandes familias irlandesas, la de los O'ROURKE entró en un período de eclipse, aunque muchos de sus miembros, que se dispersaron por Europa, llegaron a ser importantes dirigentes, especialmente en el campo militar.

Sus armas: en campo de oro, dos leones pasantes, de sable, en palo. Cimera: saliendo de una antigua corona irlandesa, de oro, un brazo armado, en posición vertical, asiendo una espada, con empuñadura y pomo de oro.

O'Hart dice que los O'ROURKE son de la línea de Heremon, descendientes de Feargna, hijo de Fergus, nº 91 en el pedigree de los O'Connor. En las listas de entradas de pasajeros al puerto de Buenos Aires hasta 1880 figuran seis ROURKE y un O'ROURKE.

The O'Rourke line is descended from Briuin, a brother of Niall of the Nine Hostages, and a possible descendant of Conn of the Hundred Battles. In the tenth and eleventh centuries, the kingship of Connacht was held by three members of the O Rourke family. Their name is said to come from the Norse, Hrothrekr, which was Gaelicized to Ruairc. Until the confiscations by Cromwell, their chieftains were Kings of Bréifne - at that time composed of the Irish counties Leitrim and Cavan. The Bréifne O Rourkes ruled from Kells in County Meath to the northern tip of County Sligo. Noted for their hospitality, their stronghold was at Dromahair (the Ridge of the Two Air Demons) in County Leitrim. On the banks of the River Bonnet are the ruins of Bréifne Castle, another of the O Rourke Fortresses.

In the O Rourke pedigrees there are nineteen chiefs, all called Tiernan. One famous Tiernan O Rourke (d. 1172), King of Bréifne, ravaged Meath in 1122 and then extended his warfare into Connacht, which was then O Brien and O Conor territory. Dermot MacMurrough Kavanagh, King of Leinster, who was also striving to subdue Connacht, encountered Tiernan's wife, Devorgilla, there. After an unusual affair between MacMurrough and Devorgilla lasting two years, O Rourke allied himself with O Conor, King of Connacht, and deposed MacMurrough. Dermot, who has never been forgiven by the Irish, sought the assistance of Henry II, King of England and France. Henry the II sent the Cambro-Normans to Ireland, which changed the course of history for Ireland. Tiernan was killed in 1172 by the Norman, Hugo de Lacy, and sent his head to Dublin to be impaled on a gate. Further reference on the Cambro-Norman Invasion of Ireland.

The name O'Rourke in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic O'Ruairc Sept that was located in County Leitrim. Descendants bearing the name can be found throughout Ireland where the O'Rorke is sometimes used as a variant.

 

Bernard Rourke & Mary Leavy ( modificado el 20.03.2017 )
Edward Rourke & Brigid Clavin ( modificado el 31.12.1969 ) | |
Eugene O' Rourke & Anne Duffy ( modificado el 20.03.2017 )
James O´Rourke & Mary Reynolds ( modificado el 20.03.2017 )
John Rourke & Catherine N ( modificado el 20.03.2017 )
John Rourke & Brigid Kehoe ( modificado el 20.03.2017 )
John Rourke & Mary Byrne ( modificado el 20.03.2017 )
John Rourke & Ana Hughes y Kilduff ( modificado el 20.03.2017 )
Michael O'Roarke & Mary Dillon ( modificado el 20.03.2017 )
Michael Rourke & Bridget Maxwell ( modificado el 20.03.2017 )
Peter O'Rourke & Elena Maxwell y Browne ( modificado el 20.03.2017 )
Peter Rourke & Mary Maxwell ( modificado el 20.03.2017 )
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INGRESOS POR EL
PUERTO DE BUENOS AIRES

En las listas de los pasajeros llegados al puerto de Buenos Aires hasta el año 1880 encontramos 1 persona de apellido Rorke, 7 de apellido Rourke y 1 de apellido O'Rourke, que arribaron a nuestras playas enntre 1844 y 1869, conforme al siguiente detalle:

Nombre
Nacionalidad
declarada
Fecha de
arribo
Puerto de
embarque
Nombre
del barco
Edward Rourke
inglesa
19.7.1844
Liverpool
s/d
Bridget Rourke
inglesa
14.11.1844
Liverpool
s/d
Julia Rourke
inglesa
14.11.1844
Liverpool
s/d
Edward Rourke
s/d
15.5.1862
Liverpool
Indiana
William Rourke
s/d
15.5.1862
Liverpool
Indiana
Catherine O'Rourke
s/d
20.11.1866
Liverpool
Uruguay
John Rorke
s/d
-.5.1867
Liverpool
Kepler
Kate Rourke
s/d
-.9.1869
s/d
Hiparchus
Michael Rourke
s/d
-.9.1869
s/d
Hiparchus