When Elizabeth Couch was born in March 1692, in St Sampson, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Couch, was 35 and her mother, Elizabeth Hanne, was 27. She married Benjamin Howell on 21 May 1704, in Stoke Damerel, Devon, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters.
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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