Subject: Re: The Perfect Architect: ROARK
Author: Sean Foglai   (guest)
Date: November 7, 2006 at 9:05 PM
Reply to: The Perfect Architect: ROARK by Koma

Irish: reduced variant spelling of O’Rourke.

O'Rourke: very numerous in all areas of Ireland, least in Cork. From Irish Ó Ruairc (perhaps "red hero"). With O'Reilly, the other leading sept of Breifne (Cavan-Leitrim). After the destruction of the Gaelic polity in the 17th Century, they achieved distinction in Europe, particularly in Austria and Russia.

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