• Roache in 1659.

  • Roache births mapped 1864-1913

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    The surname

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    Macroom, Co. Cork

Parishes where Roache and a second surname are found together


Household numbers by county in Griffith's (1847-64), as on the map

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Cork:2Dublin city:1Kerry:1Kilkenny:1
Limerick:3Limerick city:1Louth:2Mayo:25

Surname Dictionary

De Roiste rare: South East. Ir.Lang. See Roche.
Roache fairly rare: Mayo etc. Ir. de Róiste. See Roche.
Roche Very numerous: Munster and South East etc. Ir. de Róiste, from French roche, a rock. Normans who became established in Wexford and Munster after the Invasion. The area round Fermoy was known as Críoch Róisteach (Roches' Country). IF.

Variants in Griffith's
& total households

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Roach: 65
Roache: 76
Roch: 2
Roche: 2115

Non-Griffith's Variants

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De Roiste

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