Koch Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Middle High German koch, German Koch ‘cook’ (cognate with Latin coquus). The name in this sense is widespread throughout eastern and central Europe, and is also well established in Denmark. Czech and Slovak: from a pet form of any of several medieval personal names beginning with Ko-, for example Kochan, Kocián, Kojata, and Kosmas. Polish: nickname from kochac ‘to love’ (see Kochan).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Hoch, Koth, Roch, Zoch, Kock, Goch, Boch, Kocher, Pach, Moch

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Koch Family Origin

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Koch Family Occupations

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  • Tailor

    9%
  • Baker (Employ 2 Men)

    3%
  • Baker (Master)

    3%
  • Bonnet Shape Maker

    3%

In 1881, Tailor, Baker (Employ 2 Men) and Baker (Master) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Koch. The most common Koch occupation in the UK was Tailor. 9% of Koch's were Tailors. A less common occupation for the Koch family was Bonnet Shape Maker.

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Koch Historical Records

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Koch Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Koch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Koch in 1943 was 59, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Koch

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