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Origins of the Roach surname

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About the Roachs

We have a total number of 71782 records for people with the last name Roach.

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Where do most Roachs live?

In 1921, most Roachs lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Roachs

How common is your surname?

979th most common surname in the UK

We have 40,900 records for the Roach surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Roachs most likely to marry?

Smiths

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Johnsons

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Roachs.

What are the most common Roach first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Roachs

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Roachs in 1921
Dressmaker

199

Laundress

170

Domestic Servant

119

Servant

112

Charwoman

103

Common Male occupations for Roachs in 1921
General Labourer

259

Coal Miner

197

Farm Hands

115

Agricultural Labourer

111

Carpenter

111

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