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Roca History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The noble surname Roca is of Spanish descent, and is of locative origin, deriving from a topographic characteristic near the place where the original bearer lived or owned land. The name Roca is derived from the Catalan word "roca" meaning "rock" or "tower of strength."

Early Origins of the Roca family


The surname Roca was first found in the region of Catalonia, an area allied with the powerful kingdom of Aragon during the Middle Ages.

Early History of the Roca family


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Roca Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Roco, Rocas, Rocca, Rocha and others.

Early Notables of the Roca family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Roca family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Roca Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francisco DeLa Roca, who landed in America in 1817 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Esteban DeLa Roca, who arrived in America in 1828 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Catalina DeLa Roca, who landed in America in 1829 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Gregorio Roca, aged 35, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1830 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Juan Roca, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1875 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Roca (post 1700)


  • Pete La Roca (b. 1938), American jazz drummer
  • Renée Roca (b. 1963), American ice dancer and choreographer
  • Joaquín Martínez de la Roca (1676-1747), Spanish composer
  • Miguel Roca (b. 1956), Spanish Olympic fencer
  • Emma Roca (b. 1973), Spanish ski mountaineer
  • Albert Roca (b. 1982), Spanish handball player
  • Joaquín Roca (1923-2004), Peruvian sculptor
  • Gaspar Roca (1926-2007), Puerto Rican journalist and economist
  • Sorin Roca (b. 1960), Romanian Olympic fencer
  • José Antonio Roca (1928-2007), Mexican football player and manager
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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