Roch Name Meaning

German and French: from a Germanic personal name of uncertain origin. It may have been originally a byname meaning ‘crow’. Compare Old High German hruoh, Old English hroc, an imitative formation, but Dauzat derives it from a root hroc ‘rest’. The name was fairly common in the Middle Ages and was sometimes bestowed in honor of a 14th-century saint (Latinized name Rochus) of Montpellier, remembered for his miraculous healings during an outbreak of the plague in northern Italy. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Rauch.

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


Similar surnames: Roth, Rock, Rich, Hoch, Roche, Rech, Koch, Roach, Loch, Rach

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Roch Family Origin

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Roch Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Pauper

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Roch family was Pauper. The most common Roch occupation in the UK was Farmer. 23% of Roch's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roch.

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Between 1947 and 2004, Roch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Roch in 1947 was 37, and 43 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Roch

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