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RUARK surname - early Currituck records

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Re: RUARK surname - early Currituck records

Jean M. Coleman (View posts)
Posted: 19 Dec 2004 6:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: RUARK
Leward,Leuwark seems to be first connected with Guildford County, NC with Elijah Lewark B. @ 1794 and died 1884 madison, IN.
There is picture of him on the internet -
I also saw that the name Lewark may be German or Prussian

There was an Andrew Lewark b. 1811, VA - father John Luark.

Leeuwerke is from Netherland families

Llywarch is Welsh - and folks involved with descendants in NC
say there were two brothers from Wales who came to NC - one stayed in NC and one went to DE.

In the 1880 US Census the majority of Lewarks lived in Indiana -
seem drawn to that State!

Looking at this, I believe that Luark is a corruption of another name, but not Ruark - the Ruarks as far as we can find are:
Rhuark, Rheuark,Ruark,O'Rorke,O'Ruark,O'Ruarke,Ruarke,Rook,Rooks, etc - but none seem to start with an L - there is even a Reewark in Colonial records - had two wives that fought over his pension as a Rev. War veteran. Most often in NC census we see it as Rowark -
and in early land records also. Must have had a bit of "Irish" in them to pronounce it so!

Jean Coleman

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Jean M. Coleman 25 Oct 2004 4:36PM GMT 
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Jean M. Coleman 20 Dec 2004 1:50AM GMT 
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