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Languedoc is the region of ancient France from which the name larocque was derived. It comes from when the family lived in La Rocque, in l'Herault, Languedoc.

larocque Early Origins



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

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larocque Spelling Variations


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larocque Spelling Variations



Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations of this name, larocque some of which are La Roque, Roque, De Roque, du Roque, Rocque, La Rocque, du Rocque, Larocque, Laroc, Roquebrune and many more.

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larocque Early History


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larocque Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our larocque research. Another 475 words (34 lines of text) covering the years 1090, 1112, 1132, 1280, 1303, 1372, 1500, 1550, 1581, 1582, and 1620 are included under the topic Early larocque History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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larocque Early Notables (pre 1700)


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larocque Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early larocque 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



In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec, in 1663 there were only 500, 2,000 migrants arrived during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebe c. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many distinguished contributions have been made by members of this family name larocque. It has been prominent in the arts, religion, politics and culture in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name larocque were

larocque Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Matthew De Larocque, who arrived in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1790
  • Andrew Carles Larocque settled in Philadelphia in 1796

larocque Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Minnie LaRocque, aged 30, who landed in America from Paris, in 1905
  • Joseph Larocque, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Louis E. Larocque, aged 36, who emigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • Louis E. Larocque, aged 39, who landed in America, in 1913
  • Eleanor Larocque, aged 52, who settled in New York City, in 1922

larocque Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Minnie LaRocque, aged 23, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1909
  • Armand LaRocque, aged 48, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1911
  • Bertha LaRocque, aged 25, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1911

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Contemporary Notables of the name larocque (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name larocque (post 1700)



  • Ernest A. Larocque, American Republican politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives Eleventh Bristol District, 1917-18, 1923-24
  • Rod LaRocque (1896-1969), American former Hollywood movie star and philanthropist
  • Martial Louis Larocque, French Knight of the Legion of Honour, Medal of the Résistance, Knight of Civil Merit, Magistrate, Paris
  • Michel Larocque (1952-1992), Canadian star NHL goalkeeper for the Montreal Canadiens, among other teams
  • Albert La Rocque, Canadian Lumber business owner
  • André Larocque, Canadian Entrepreneur of Quebec City

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Deo vero et honori
Motto Translation: God and the honor


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    2. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
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    The larocque Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The larocque 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 19 October 2016 at 12:32.

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