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From the beautiful region of Burgundy (Bourgogne), in France, comes the distinguished surname De roche. De roche 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 De roche is derived from the Old French word roche, meaning rock, and indicates that the original bearer was distinguished by residence near a prominent rock.

De roche Early Origins



The surname De roche was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this ancient family was recognized as one of the original families of the region.

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De roche Spelling Variations


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De roche Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Roche, Delaroche, Deroche, Desroches, Desrochers, Laroche, La Roche and many more.

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De roche Early History


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De roche Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our De roche research. Another 439 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1663, 1318, 1658, 1724, 1470, 1530, 1644, 1710, 1797, 1856, 1668 and 1741 are included under the topic Early De roche History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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De roche Early Notables (pre 1700)


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De roche Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Estienne de La Roche (1470-1530), a French mathematician; Anne de La Roche-Guilhem (1644-1710), a French writer; and Hippolyte de la Roche, also know as Paul, (1797-1856), a...

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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

De roche Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Louis DeRoche, aged 26, landed in Louisiana in 1719
  • Henry DeRoche, who arrived in South Carolina in 1735
  • Abraham Deroche arrived in Philadelphia in 1765
  • Abraham DeRoche, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765

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Contemporary Notables of the name De roche (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name De roche (post 1700)



  • David DeRoche, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 38th District, 1978
  • Marcel Deroche (b. 1952), American professional football player
  • Craig M. Deroche (b. 1970), American Republican Party politician from Michigan, 69th Speaker of the House of Representatives for the U.S. state of Michigan (2005-2006)
  • Jean Deroche (b. 1963), Canadian professional hockey player
  • Hammel Madden Deroche (1840-1916), Canadian lawyer and politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for Addington (1871-1883)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    5. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The De roche Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The De roche 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.

    This page was last modified on 13 June 2016 at 08:55.

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