When Mary Ann Couch was born on 10 December 1848, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Jacob Whitmore Couch, was 30 and her mother, Isabella Amanda Mouck, was 22. She married Jason Lee Boyd on 10 May 1866. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Union Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. She died on 23 April 1927, in Center, Ralls, Missouri, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Madisonville Cemetery, Jasper Township, Ralls, Missouri, United States.
English (Cornwall and Devon): nickname from Middle English couch(e) ‘hump, hunch’, used for a hunchback. In Cornwall and Devon it is usually pronounced as Cooch.
English (Cornwall and Devon): variant of Gooch .
English (Cornwall and Devon): from Middle English coche, couche ‘bed, couch, tablecloth’ (Old French couche, culche). It could have been a metonymic occupational name for someone who made such items or a nickname for a lazy individual. Alternatively, it could have been applied to someone who produced couchwork, a luxurious embroidery in which gold or silver thread and jewels were sewn into satin or silk robes.
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