Nathaniel Roach

Brief Life History of Nathaniel

When Nathaniel Roach was born about 1681, in Somerset, Maryland, British Colonial America, his father, John Roach, was 48 and his mother, Sarah Williams, was 37. He married Elizabeth Curtis about 1706, in Maryland, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 24 February 1721, in his hometown, at the age of 41.

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Nathaniel Roach
1681–1721
Elizabeth Curtis
1687–1755
Marriage: about 1706
Elizabeth Roach
1708–1734

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  • Nathaniel Roach, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Matthew M. Wise, The Long Family of Maryland

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English:

of Norman origin, from Old French and Middle English roche ‘rock, cliff, promontory’, sometimes a translation of Stone . The surname may have been topographic, denoting someone who lived on or by a prominent rock or rocky place, or a habitational name for someone who lived or came from a place so named, such as one of those called Roque or Roche(s) in Normandy and neighboring regions, or Roche in Cornwall, Roach Farm in Clyst Hydon (Devon), or Roch in Pembrokeshire (see Roch ).

in Lancashire perhaps referring to the River Roch, which runs through Rochdale; the river name is probably a back-formation from Recedham, an early name for Rochdale recorded in 1086, derived from Old English reced ‘building, house, hall’ + hām ‘village, homestead’. Alternatively, the Lancashire name could be a shortened form of the now rare or extinct surname Rochdale alias Rachedale, Rachdall, a habitational name from Rochdale (Lancashire). From the 18th century onward the name is difficult to distinguish from Roch , borne by Irish migrants to South Lancashire, especially Liverpool.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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