Rocca History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The noble surname Rocca is of Spanish descent, and is of locative origin, deriving from a topographic characteristic near the place where the original bearer lived or owned land. The name Rocca is derived from the Catalan word "roca" meaning "rock" or "tower of strength."

Early Origins of the Rocca family

The surname Rocca was first found in the region of Catalonia, an area allied with the powerful kingdom of Aragon during the Middle Ages.

Important Dates for the Rocca family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rocca research. Another 122 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1358, 1401 and 1360 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: Roco, Rocas, Rocca, Rocha and others.

Early Notables of the Rocca family (pre 1700)

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rocca Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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