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

Deroche Early Origins



The surname Deroche 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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Deroche Spelling Variations


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Deroche Spelling Variations



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

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Deroche Early History


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Deroche Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Deroche 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 Deroche History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Deroche Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Deroche 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 Deroche 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:

Deroche 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 Deroche (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Deroche (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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
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    The Deroche Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Deroche 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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