Couch Family History

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Couch Name Meaning

Cornish and Welsh: nickname for a red-haired man, from cough, coch ‘red(-haired)’. Compare Gough. English: metonymic occupational name for a maker of beds or bedding, or perhaps a nickname for a lazy man, from Middle English, Old French couche ‘bed’, a derivative of Old French coucher ‘to lay down’, Latin collocare ‘to place’.

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

Similar surnames: Crouch, Pouch, Coach, Clough, Roch, Rauch, Such, Hosch, Horch, Losch

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Couch Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Couch name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Couch. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Couch Family Origin

Where is the Couch family from?

Couch Family Occupations

What did your Couch ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Couch occupation in Canada was Farmer. 37% of Couch's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Couch. A less common occupation for the Couch family was Butcher.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Laborer

  • Butcher


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Couch ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Couch Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 123,000 census records available for the last name Couch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Couch 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Couch. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 24,000 military records available for the last name Couch. For the veterans among your Couch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Couch Life Expectancy

What is the average Couch lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Couch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Couch in 1940 was 49, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Couch ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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