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Roch Surname Meaning

French German Sorbian Polish and Czech: from the personal name Roch Latin Rochus of ancient Germanic origin derived from Hrocho a short form of the compound names with the first element hrok ‘crow’. It may have also been originally a byname meaning ‘crow’. The name was fairly common in the Middle Ages bestowed in honor of a 14th-century Christian saint Rochus of Montpellier remembered for his miraculous healings during an outbreak of the plague in northern Italy. German and Czech: from a short form of ancient Germanic compound names like Rochold related to 1 above. German: nickname from Middle High German rou rōch ‘rough’ for an immature person. Czech and Sorbian: from a pet form of a personal name beginning with Ro- such as Rodoslav (see Rod ). Shortened and altered form of southern French Roquebrune or of its variant Rocquebrune (see Rocque ). Compare Rock 7. English and Irish: of Norman origin a habitational name from Roch (Pembrokeshire) named from the rock on which the Norman castle was built (see Roach ). The derived Anglo-Norman surname flourished in Pembrokeshire and was also taken to Ireland (particularly Munster and Wexford) in the 12th century whence it returned to England with Irish migrants in the 18th and 19th centuries.7: Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Rauch .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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You can see how Roch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Roch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Roch families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 122 Roch families living in Pembrokeshire. This was about 40% of all the recorded Roch's in United Kingdom. Pembrokeshire had the highest population of Roch families in 1891.
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What did your Roch ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Roch. 24% of Roch men worked as a Farmer and 71% of Roch women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Roch were Farmer Retired and Unpaid Domestic. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Farmer
  • General Labourer
  • Contractors Labourer
  • Farmer Retired

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
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What is the average Roch lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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