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Roche Family History

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

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243,762 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
27,265 Military Records
40,622 Immigration Records
145,913 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Roche Families

  • Number of Roche families
     250 - 498
     84 - 249
     1 - 83
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Roche families
     217 - 432
     73 - 216
     1 - 72
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Roche families
     23 - 44
     8 - 22
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Roche Family Origin

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Roche Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Roche

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Roche Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Roche census records

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Roche Civil War Service Records

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