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La Rocca History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the La Rocca family


The surname La Rocca was first found in Naples, (Italian: Napoli, Latin: Neapolis) former capital of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in southern Italy; it is the chief city of the province of Naples. It shares with Istanbul the claim to be the most beautiful city in Europe. Naples has 237 Churches and 57 Chapels. The National Museum and other galleries contain riches in art and artifacts. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

Early History of the La Rocca family


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La Rocca Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Rocco, Ruocco, Rochi, Roci, Rochelli, Rocchetti, Roccchetto, Rocchini, Roccuzzo, Rocconi, Roccon, Roccardi, Roccato and many more.

Early Notables of the La Rocca family (pre 1700)


By the end of the 15th century, southern Italy was known as the Kingdom of Naples, ruled by the house of Aragon. By the early eighteenth century, the Austrians had gained much of the region, under the rule of the Austrian emperor Kales VI. However, in 1734, Spaniard Don Carlos defeated...
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Migration of the La Rocca family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

La Rocca Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Carmela La Rocca, aged 45, originally from Francevilla, Italy, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Duca d'Aosta" from Napoli, Italy [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q3-QQ3 : 6 December 2014), Carmela La Rocca, 19 Dec 1919; citing departure port Napoli, 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.).
  • Rosa La Rocca, aged 55, originally from Sciacca, Sicily, arrived in New York, N. Y. in 1919 aboard the ship "Patria" from Palermo, Italy [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QW-3NR : 6 December 2014), Rosa La Rocca, 23 Dec 1919; citing departure port Palermo, 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.).
  • Francesco La Rocca, aged 19, arrived in New York in 1919 from Gibraltar, Spain [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67M-XZG : 6 December 2014), Francesco La Rocca, 04 Apr 1919; citing departure port Gibraltar, arrival port New York, ship name , NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Rosolino La Rocca, aged 9, originally from Palermo, Sicily, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Madonna" from Palermo, Italy [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J678-L49 : 6 December 2014), Rosolino La Rocca, 10 Nov 1919; citing departure port Palermo, arrival port New York, ship name Madonna, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name La Rocca (post 1700)


  • Gregory Mark LaRocca (b. 1972), American second baseman for the Orix Buffaloes
  • Dominic James "Nick" LaRocca (1889-1961), American jazz cornetist and trumpeter, leader of the Original Dixieland Jass Band
  • Frank La Rocca (b. 1951), American composer
  • Peter LaRocca, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 3rd District, 1932 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Ketty La Rocca (1938-1976), Italian artist active in the 1960s and 1970s
  • Roberto La Rocca (b. 1991), Venezuelan racing driver
  • Iacopo La Rocca (b. 1984), Italian-born, Australian footballer

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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-QQ3 : 6 December 2014), Carmela La Rocca, 19 Dec 1919; citing departure port Napoli, 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:J6QW-3NR : 6 December 2014), Rosa La Rocca, 23 Dec 1919; citing departure port Palermo, 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.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67M-XZG : 6 December 2014), Francesco La Rocca, 04 Apr 1919; citing departure port Gibraltar, arrival port New York, ship name , 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:J678-L49 : 6 December 2014), Rosolino La Rocca, 10 Nov 1919; citing departure port Palermo, arrival port New York, ship name Madonna, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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