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 Derocher is derived from the Old French word roche, meaning rock, and indicates that the original bearer was distinguished by residence near a prominent rock.
Early Origins of the Derocher family
(c. 1295-1327) was a Catholic saint, a confessor. He is a patron saint of dogs, falsely accused people and bachelors. He may have been born c. 1348 and died c. 1376.
Early History of the Derocher family
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Derocher Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Roche, Delaroche, Deroche, Desroches, Desrochers, Laroche, La Roche and many more.
Early Notables of the Derocher family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Derocher family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Derocher Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Derocher (post 1700)
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