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Koch Family History

Koch Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Middle High German koch German Koch ‘cook’. The name in this sense is also established in some other European countries e.g. in France (Alsace and Lorraine) and Denmark. Czech and Slovak: from Koch a pet form of Kochan or of any other personal name beginning with Ko-. Polish: nickname from kochać ‘to love’ (see Kochan ).

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

Similar surnames: Hoch, Koth, Roch, Zoch, Kock, Goch, Boch, Kocher, Pach, Moch

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Where is the Koch family from?

You can see how Koch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Koch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Koch families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 189 Koch families living in Ontario. This was about 66% of all the recorded Koch's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Koch families in 1911.
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What did your Koch ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Koch. 60% of Koch men worked as a Farmer and 58% of Koch women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Koch were Carpenter and Clerk. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Domestic
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 228,000 census records available for the last name Koch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Koch census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 86,000 immigration records available for the last name Koch. 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 Cards

There are 97,000 military records available for the last name Koch. For the veterans among your Koch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Koch lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Koch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Koch in 1943 was 59, and 77 in 2004.

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