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The name La Rouche 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 Rouche Early Origins



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

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La Rouche Spelling Variations


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La Rouche 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 Rouche Early History


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La Rouche Early History



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

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La Rouche Early Notables (pre 1700)


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La Rouche Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early La Rouche 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 or some of its variants were: Jacques LaRoche, aged 43; settled in Louisiana in 1719; Constantine Laroche settled in America in 1769; Zacharie Laroche settled in Philadelphia in 1795.

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Contemporary Notables of the name La Rouche (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name La Rouche (post 1700)



  • Lyndon Hermyle LaRouche Jr. (b. 1922), American political activist and founder of the LaRouche movement
  • Lyndon Hermyle LaRouche Jr. (b. 1922), American politician, Representative from Virginia 10th District, 1990
  • Fred L. LaRouche, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 21st District, 1960
  • Stéphan Larouche, Canadian boxing trainer, one of the two coaches of the Canadian team at the 2004 Summer Olympics
  • Marie-France Larouche (b. 1980), Canadian gold, two-time silver and three-time bronze medalist curler

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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    The La Rouche Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The La Rouche 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 12 November 2015 at 09:00.

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