De la roche History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name De la roche is derived from the Old French word "roche," meaning "rock," and was likely first used as a name to describe someone who resided near a prominent rock.

Early Origins of the De la roche family

The surname De la roche was first found in Languedoc where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.

Important Dates for the De la roche family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our De la roche research. Another 397 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1031, 1082, 1094, 1100, 1200, 1307, 1326, 1600, 1693, 1703, 1772, 1769, 1786 and 1351 are included under the topic Early De la roche History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

De la roche Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Laroche, Laroches, Larauche, Lareauche, Larouche, LaRouche, De Roche, La Roche, Roche, de la Roche and many more.

Early Notables of the De la roche family (pre 1700)

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early De la roche Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

De la roche migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

De la roche Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Charles DelaRoche who arrived in Maryland in 1655

De la roche migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

De la roche Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Geraud DeLaRoche, aged 25, who arrived in Quebec in 1655
  • Mr. Géraud Delaroche, (b. 1630), aged 25, French labourer travelling to Canada to work for François Peron, arriving on 19th June 1655 [1]
De la roche Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Peter DeLaRoche, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1771

Contemporary Notables of the name De la roche (post 1700)

  • Michael de la Roche (1710-1731), French Protestant refugee and author, threatened while young with persecution in France
  • Jean-Baptiste Grégoire Delaroche, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [2]
  • Hippolyte Delaroche (1797-1856), French painter
  • Mazo de la Roche (1885-1961), Canadian novelist

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Citations

  1. ^ Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/130-liste-des-contrats-dengagement-pour-la-nouvelle-france-releves-a-la-rochelle-entre-1634-et-1679/
  2. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 26) Jean-Baptiste Delaroche. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
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