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Poche Surname Meaning

French: from Old French puche ‘purse bag’ (a word of ancient Germanic origin) used as 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. French (Poché): variant of Pochet from Old French pochet ‘small bag’ used as a nickname for a maker or seller (compare 1 above). In the US this surname (in any of the two possible senses; see also 1 above) is found mainly in LA. Hispanic (Dominican Republic): altered form of French Pochet (see 2 above).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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 USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 3 Poche families living in Lancashire. This was about 60% of all the recorded Poche's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Poche families in 1891.
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What did your Poche ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Poche. 100% of Poche women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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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 Australia, 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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