Roch Family History

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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

What did your Roch ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Cultivateur, Journalier and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roch. A less common occupation for the Roch family was Menuisier. The most common Roch occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 26% of Roch's were Cultivateurs.

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  • Cultivateur

  • Journalier

  • Farmer

  • Menuisier


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

Roch Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Roch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roch 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Roch. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Roch. For the veterans among your Roch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Roch Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Roch

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Roch 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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