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Koch Family History

Koch Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Middle High German koch, German Koch ‘cook’ (cognate with Latin coquus). The name in this sense is widespread throughout eastern and central Europe, and is also well established in Denmark.Czech and Slovak: from a pet form of any of several medieval personal names beginning with Ko-, for example Kochan, Kocián, Kojata, and Kosmas.Polish: nickname from kochac ‘to love’ (see Kochan).

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

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725,670 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
86,555 Military Records
81,943 Immigration Records
218,358 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Koch Families

  • Number of Koch families
     512 - 1,022
     171 - 511
     1 - 170
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Koch families
     45 - 87
     16 - 44
     1 - 15
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Koch families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Koch Family Origin

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Koch Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Koch

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Koch Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Koch census records

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Koch Civil War Service Records

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