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Roche Name Meaning

Irish (of Norman origin): see Roache. This is the name of various important families in Munster (counties Cork, Wexford, and Limerick). French: topographic name for someone who lived by a rocky outcrop or crag, Old French roche. German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name, Rocco, based on hrok, of uncertain origin, or hrod ‘renown’.

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


Similar surnames: Roch, Poche, Rosche, Rock, Rohe, Laroche, Boche, Riche, Royce

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Roche Family Origin

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Roche Family Occupations

What did your Roche ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Roche family was Labourer. Farmer, Laborer and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roche. The most common Roche occupation in Canada was Farmer. 8% of Roche's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    8%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Servant

    8%
  • Labourer

    5%

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

Roche Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Roche. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roche 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Roche. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Roche. For the veterans among your Roche ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Roche Life Expectancy

What is the average Roche lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Roche life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Roche in 1941 was 50, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Roche 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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