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Where did the French laroche family come from? What is the French laroche family crest and coat of arms? When did the laroche family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the laroche family history?From the beautiful region of Burgundy (Bourgogne), in France, comes the distinguished surname laroche. laroche is a topographic surname, a type of hereditary surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. The name laroche is derived from the Old French word roche, meaning rock, and indicates that the original bearer was distinguished by residence near a prominent rock.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Roche, Delaroche, Deroche, Desroches, Desrochers, Laroche, La Roche and many more.
First found in Burgundy, where this ancient family was recognized as one of the original families of the region.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our laroche research. Another 293 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1318, 1658, 1663, 1724, 1797, and 1856 are included under the topic Early laroche History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 35 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early laroche Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
laroche Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
laroche Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The laroche Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The laroche Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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