Roach Family History

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Roach Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a rocky crag or outcrop, from Old French roche (later replaced in England by rock, from the Norman byform rocque), or a habitational name from any of the places named with this word, such as Roach in Devon, or Roche in Cornwall and South Yorkshire. English and Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in Normandy, as for example Les Roches in Seine-Maritime, named with Old French roche, or from Roche Castle in Wales.

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

Similar surnames: Rock, Roche, Reach, Roch, Leach, Rach, Beach, Coach, Horch, Ronco

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Roach Family Origin

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Roach Family Occupations

What did your Roach ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Roach. 17% of Roach men worked as a General Labourer and 66% of Roach women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Roach were Bricklayer and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Incapacitated
  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Roach Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 325,000 census records available for the last name Roach. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roach census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 56,000 immigration records available for the last name Roach. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 56,000 military records available for the last name Roach. For the veterans among your Roach ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Roach Life Expectancy

What is the average Roach lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Roach life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Roach in 1941 was 34, and 73 in 2004.

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