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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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Where is the Roche family from?

You can see how Roche families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Roche family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Roche families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 191 Roche families living in Ontario. This was about 55% of all the recorded Roche's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Roche families in 1911.
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What did your Roche ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Roche. 23% of Roche men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Roche women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Roche were Salesman and Domestic.

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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
    23%
  • Labourer
    11%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Teacher
    20%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Domestic
    9%
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Census Records

There are 155,000 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 Lists

There are 44,000 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 Cards

There are 29,000 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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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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