The surname ‘Couch’ is of English origin. It is a Cornish nickname for a red-haired man, derived from the Cornish word ‘cough’, meaning ‘red’,. In other part’s of England, it is a metonymic occupational name for a maker of beds or bedding, or perhaps ironically a nickname for a lazy man. From the Middle English word ‘couche’, meaning ‘bed’ (a derivative of ‘coucher’, meaning to lay down, from the Latin word ‘collocare’, meaning ‘to place’). Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that the surname ‘Couch’ and or it’s variant’s, date as far back as the thirteenth century were a ‘John le Cochere’, from the county of Sussex, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but data extracted from Historical archive’s confirm that one of the first forefathers to bring this name to America was a certain ‘Charles Couch’, from the city of London, England, a cordwainer by trade, He emigrated to North America in 1774, aged twenty-two, sailing from the Port of London aboard the sh… Coat of arms: Or, two palets …
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