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The name La Roch 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.

La Roch Early Origins



The surname La Roch was first found in Languedoc where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.

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La Roch Spelling Variations


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La Roch 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.

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La Roch Early History


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La Roch Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our La Roch research. Another 793 words (57 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 La Roch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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La Roch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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La Roch Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early La Roch 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:

La Roch Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Step Laroch, who arrived in Virginia in 1648
  • James LaRoch, who landed in Maryland in 1670
  • Widow Laroch settled with her servants in Barbados in 1680

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    7. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    8. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The La Roch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The La Roch 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 26 March 2015 at 15:58.

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