Rocca History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Rocca family

The surname Rocca was first found in Naples, (Italian: Napoli, Latin: Neapolis) former capital of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in southern Italy; it is the chief city of the province of Naples. It shares with Istanbul the claim to be the most beautiful city in Europe. Naples has 237 Churches and 57 Chapels. The National Museum and other galleries contain riches in art and artifacts. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

Important Dates for the Rocca family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rocca research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1272, 1641, 1723, 1581 and 1651 are included under the topic Early Rocca History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rocca Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Rocco, Ruocco, Rochi, Roci, Rochelli, Rocchetti, Roccchetto, Rocchini, Roccuzzo, Rocconi, Roccon, Roccardi, Roccato and many more.

Early Notables of the Rocca family (pre 1700)

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Rocca migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rocca Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Stefano Rocca, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Duca d'Aosta" from Genoa, Italy [1]
  • Justne Rocca, aged 16, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Patria" from Marseilles, France [2]
  • Rocco Rocca, aged 28, originally from Amalfi, Italy, arrived in New York, N. Y. in 1919 aboard the ship "Patria" from Naples, Italy [3]
  • Giuseppe Rocca, aged 26, originally from Casalvieri, Italy, arrived in New York, N. Y. in 1919 aboard the ship "Patria" from Naples, Italy [4]
  • Claudio Rocca, arrived in New York, N. Y. in 1919 aboard the ship "Patria" from Naples, Italy [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Rocca (post 1700)

  • Maurice Alberto "Mo" Rocca (b. 1969), American writer, comedian, and political satirist
  • Sue Rocca, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 30th District, 1995- ; Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 12th District, 2001
  • Sal Rocca (b. 1946), American politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives, 1975-80, 1983-94 (71st District 1975-80, 1983-92, 30th District 1993-94); Defeated (Democratic), 1980
  • Andrew Rocca, American politician, Mayor of South San Francisco, California, 1960
  • Gianni Rocca (1929-2013), Italian sprinter and the Italian flag bearer at the 1948 Summer Olympics
  • Gianfelice Rocca (b. 1948), Italian businessman, chairman of the Techint Group
  • Francesco Rocca (b. 1954), Italian professional football coach and former player
  • Giuseppe Rocca (1807-1865), Italian violin maker
  • Enrico Rocca (1847-1915), Italian violin maker, son of Giuseppe Rocca
  • Daniela Rocca (1937-1995), Italian actress, model and writer
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q3-843 : 6 December 2014), Stefano Rocca, 19 Dec 1919; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, ship name Duca d'Aosta, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QQ-DPL : 6 December 2014), Justne Rocca, 20 Dec 1919; citing departure port Marseilles, arrival port New York, ship name Patria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q7-J25 : 6 December 2014), Rocco Rocca, 23 Dec 1919; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, N. Y., ship name Patria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q7-1NG : 6 December 2014), Giuseppe Rocca, 23 Dec 1919; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, N. Y., ship name Patria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q7-1NP : 6 December 2014), Claudio Rocca, 23 Dec 1919; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York
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