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10/9/2016, 10:24 PM LMS merge 2 names
8/2/2014, 9:23 AM Fanny
5/15/2014, 2:07 AM LMS

Name Rauch
Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage German
Other Forms FormsRau
Edit Status Statusnot set

Meaning & History

Perhaps an occupational nickname for a blacksmith or charcoal burner, from Middle High German rouch, German Rauch ‘smoke’, or, in the case of the German name, a status name or nickname relating to a hearth tax (i.e. a tax that was calculated according to the number of fireplaces in each individual home).
Added 5/15/2014 by LMS