Last name: GOOCH

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GOOCH : This last name is indexed 71,065 times on Geneanet!

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GOOCH : 1: English (East Anglia): from the rare Middle English personal name Goche (also found as Joche). It was current in East Anglia from the early 12th to the early 13th centuries as a variant of Anglo-Norman French Go(s)ce Jo(s)ce a pet form of Old French Goscelin.2: English: alternatively a nickname from Anglo-Norman French gouge (from Latin gobio) the nominative form of Old French goujon (from Latin gobionem) ‘gudgeon’ perhaps for a gullible person.3: Welsh: in southwestern England possibly an Anglicized form of Welsh coch goch ‘red(-haired)’ though the sound change is irregular. Compare Gough. It may also be a variant of Cornish and Welsh Couch with the same meaning.4: Americanized form of German Gutsch.

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