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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."

Roca Early Origins



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

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Roca Spelling Variations


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Roca Spelling Variations



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

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Roca Early History


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Roca Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Roca research. Another 243 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1358, 1401 and 1360 are included under the topic Early Roca History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Roca Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Roca Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Roca 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:

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.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Roca (post 1700)


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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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Citations


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Citations



  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)

Other References

  1. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
  6. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
  7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
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The Roca Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Roca 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.

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