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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

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Name Distribution of Roach Families

  • Number of Roach families
     340 - 677
     114 - 339
     1 - 113
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Roach families
     354 - 705
     119 - 353
     1 - 118
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Roach families
     19 - 35
     7 - 18
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Roach Family Origin

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Roach Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Roach

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Roach Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Roach Civil War Service Records

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