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

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  • Labourer

    7%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Farmer

    3%

In 1881, the most common Roach occupation in the UK was Labourer. 7% of Roach's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Roach family was Farmer. Labourer, Coal Miner and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roach.

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Roach Historical Records

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Roach Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Roach

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