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Roach Family History

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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Where is the Roach family from?

You can see how Roach families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Roach family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Roach families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 534 Roach families living in Ontario. This was about 51% of all the recorded Roach's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Roach families in 1911.
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What did your Roach ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Roach. 30% of Roach men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Roach women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Roach were Miner and Operator. .

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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
    30%
  • Labourer
    14%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Miner
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
    22%
  • Servant
    12%
  • Student
    12%
  • Operator
    10%
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Census Records

There are 325,000 census records available for the last name Roach. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roach 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 56,000 immigration records available for the last name Roach. 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 56,000 military records available for the last name Roach. For the veterans among your Roach ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Roach lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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