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O'Rourke (Connaught)


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First, it is important to understand that like most Irish names originating from the Gaelic the spelling RORKE is a variant of O'Rourke. Other variant spellings include Rourke, O'Rorke, Roark, and Ruark. O'Rourke is an anglicized form derived from the Gaelic "O Ruairc". Ruarc was a personal name originating with the Old Norse Hrothekr, meaning 'famous king'. The prefix 'O' signifies grandson of.....


Heraldry Database: Dow

Dow







Surname:  Dow
Branch:  Dow
Origins:  Scottish
More Info:  Scotland

Background:  Origin Celtic, Of Dark or Black Complexion or Hair [Gaelic and Irish dubh (bh = w), dark, black]. (English) a dialectal form of Dove


Motto:  Patiens, Patience.
Arms:  Or, on a mullet sa. a pigeon ar.
Crest:  A dove ar.


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Name Variations:  McDow, Dow, Dowe, Dove, Dows, Dowes, Doves.

References:
One or more of the following publications has been referenced for this article.
The General Armory; Sir Bernard Burke - 1842.
A Handbook of Mottoes; C.N. Elvin - 1860.
Scottish Clans and Tartans; Neil Grant - 2000.
Scottish Clan and Family Encyclopedia; George Way of Plean and Romilly Squire - 1994.
Scottish Clans and Tartans; Ian Grimble - 1973.
World Tartans; Iain Zaczek - 2001.
Clans and Families of Scotland; Alexander Fulton - 1991.






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