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Poche Family History

Poche Name Meaning

French: from Old French puche ‘purse’, ‘bag’ (of Germanic origin), a metonymic occupational name for a maker of bags and purses, or a nickname for someone who was in the habit of carrying a distinctive bag or purse. In the Middle Ages this was a universal personal accessory, as clothing with pockets was unknown. In the U.S. this name occurs most frequently in LA.

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


Similar surnames: Roche, Boche, Roch, Ponce, Pech, Buche, Ochs, Porche, Kocher, Bouche

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Where is the Poche family from?

You can see how Poche families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Poche family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Poche families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 10 Poche families living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Poche's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Poche families in 1840.
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What did your Poche ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Poche. 37% of Poche men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Poche women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Poche were Truck Driver and New Worker.

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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 1940

  • Laborer
    37%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    25%
  • Teacher
    18%
  • Maid
    12%
  • New Worker
    10%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Poche. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Poche 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 628 immigration records available for the last name Poche. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Poche. For the veterans among your Poche ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Poche lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Poche life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Poche in 1955 was 49, and 80 in 2004.

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