Cauche Surname History
The family name Cauche originates from France, more specifically from Northern France, the area in the north-west of France which was strongly influenced by the Picardian language, particularly during the 16th and 17th centuries and even earlier.This language extended through Artois, Cambrésis, Tournésis, and parts of Flanders and Hainaut, but alkso through Upper Normandy. The word "cauche" is from the old Picardian language - being neither a modern Picardian nor a French word. It corresponds in meaning to the modern French word "chausse", meaning hose or stocking or breeches. In the patois of Lille “cauche” had all these meanings, at least before the 20th century.The patois of Eure in Normandy has also used “cauches” for socks. In the present day patois of the Nord department of France the word "chausette" occurs, meaning sock or half-hose.“Cauche” evolved from the Old Picardian "cauce", which on its part came from the Old French “chauce”, this again emerging from the medieval ("vulgar") Latin "calcea", a feminised form of classical Latin "calceus", meaning shoe, and more distant in the past from the Latin "calcx", meaning heel.
A particular word that relates to "cauche" is "cauchier". It has meanings that, in some connotations, are similar if not identical to "cauche". It is Norman rather than Picardian in origin and seems to have preceded Cauche as a family name, but it also seems to have become extinct. Two of its various connotations are: (a) one who wears or makes shoes, and (b) one who darns, mends or repairs. It relates in various connotations to "chaucier", one of which is footwear and another meaning maker or manufacturer of a tight-fitting medieval garment covering the feet and legs, usually made of chain mail.
Given this kind of understanding of the evolution of "cauche" and some related words, the family name Cauche tends to be taken as having originally (during the Middle Ages) indicated persons whose occupation was that of making or mending hose or stockings or breeches or shoes (albeit that the latter were perhaps of the more soft types of Medieval shoes.)
The family name Cauche probably spread from Picardy into its neigbouring and nearby regions and departments in France, particularly into Upper Normandy (Eure) and Nord-Pas-de-Calais, as well as into Flanders. From Flanders, and maybe from one or more of Picardy and Normandy, it spread to Britain. It also diffused into Spain and hence to Latin America, eg. Mexico.
Primary sources of reference used here are the onomatologists Jean Tosti (French) and Frans Debrabandere (Belgian/Flemish), as well as other etymological sources of reference, such as dictionaries on the Picardian language and on other regional languages of the North-West during various periods or ages.
Cauche Family Tree
Here are a few of the Cauche genealogies shared by AncientFaces users. Click here to see more Cauches
- Adeline E Cauche 1911 - 2007
- Godfrey Cauche
- Anna Cauche
- Adolphe Joseph Cauche
- Albert Georges Cauche died 1892
- Alfred Georges Cauche died 1893
- Cécile Cauche died 1862
- Charles Philibert Auguste Cauche died 1894
- Emile Antoine Joseph Cauche died 1889
- Eugene Augustin Cauche died 1896
Famous People named Cauche
Francois Cauche referred to in the following book:
"Relations véritables et curieuses de l'Isle de Madagascar [Relation du voyage de François Cauche à Madagascar : colloque entre un Madagascarois et un François". Author:Pierre Moreau, (de Paray-le-Monial).Publisher:Paris : Q. Courbé, 1651.
Cauche Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity
Cauche Meaning & Etymology
Cauche Life Expectancy
According to our database of 1 people with the last name Cauche that have a birth and death date listed:
These are the oldest members of the Cauche family on AncientFaces.
These are the longest-lived members of the Cauche family on AncientFaces.
Most Common Cauche First Names
According to our database of 58 people with the last name Cauche that have a first name listed, these are the most common first names:
- Claes 25.9%
- Maria 25.9%
- Daniel 8.6%
- Anthoine 8.6%
- Maurice 3.4%
- Léon 3.4%
- Jeanne 1.7%
- Octave 1.7%
- Jean 1.7%
- Louis 1.7%
- Eugene 1.7%
- Adolphe 1.7%
- Anna 1.7%
- Godfrey 1.7%
- Albert 1.7%
- Alfred 1.7%
- Emile 1.7%
- Charles 1.7%
- Cécile 1.7%
- Adeline 1.7%
Cauche Pronunciation & Spelling Variations