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Rocca Early Origins



The surname Rocca was first found in Naples, (Italian: Napoli, Latin: Neapolis) former capital of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in southern Italy; it is the chief city of the province of Naples. It shares with Istanbul the claim to be the most beautiful city in Europe. Naples has 237 Churches and 57 Chapels. The National Museum and other galleries contain riches in art and artifacts. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

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Rocca Spelling Variations


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Rocca Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rocco, Ruocco, Rochi, Roci, Rochelli, Rocchetti, Roccchetto, Rocchini, Roccuzzo, Rocconi, Roccon, Roccardi, Roccato and many more.

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Rocca Early History


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Rocca Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rocca research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1272, 1641, 1723, 1581 and 1651 are included under the topic Early Rocca History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rocca Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rocca Early Notables (pre 1700)



By the end of the 15th century, southern Italy was known as the Kingdom of Naples, ruled by the house of Aragon. By the early eighteenth century, the Austrians had gained much of the region, under the rule of the Austrian emperor Kales VI. However, in 1734, Spaniard Don Carlos defeated...

Another 71 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rocca 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:

Rocca Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Stefano Rocca, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Duca d'Aosta" from Genoa, Italy [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q3-843 : 6 December 2014), Stefano Rocca, 19 Dec 1919; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, ship name Duca d'Aosta, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Justne Rocca, aged 16, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Patria" from Marseilles, France [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QQ-DPL : 6 December 2014), Justne Rocca, 20 Dec 1919; citing departure port Marseilles, arrival port New York, ship name Patria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Rocco Rocca, aged 28, originally from Amalfi, Italy, arrived in New York, N. Y. in 1919 aboard the ship "Patria" from Naples, Italy [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q7-J25 : 6 December 2014), Rocco Rocca, 23 Dec 1919; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, N. Y., ship name Patria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Giuseppe Rocca, aged 26, originally from Casalvieri, Italy, arrived in New York, N. Y. in 1919 aboard the ship "Patria" from Naples, Italy [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q7-1NG : 6 December 2014), Giuseppe Rocca, 23 Dec 1919; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, N. Y., ship name Patria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Claudio Rocca, arrived in New York, N. Y. in 1919 aboard the ship "Patria" from Naples, Italy [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q7-1NP : 6 December 2014), Claudio Rocca, 23 Dec 1919; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rocca (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rocca (post 1700)



  • Maurice Alberto "Mo" Rocca (b. 1969), American writer, comedian, and political satirist
  • Gianni Rocca (1929-2013), Italian sprinter and the Italian flag bearer at the 1948 Summer Olympics
  • Gianfelice Rocca (b. 1948), Italian businessman, chairman of the Techint Group
  • Francesco Rocca (b. 1954), Italian professional football coach and former player
  • Giuseppe Rocca (1807-1865), Italian violin maker
  • Enrico Rocca (1847-1915), Italian violin maker, son of Giuseppe Rocca
  • Daniela Rocca (1937-1995), Italian actress, model and writer
  • Costantino Rocca (b. 1956), Italian golfer; he has five European Tour wins
  • Agostino Rocca (1895-1978), Italian businessman, founder of Techint
  • Giorgio Rocca (b. 1975), Italian Alpine skier
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q3-843 : 6 December 2014), Stefano Rocca, 19 Dec 1919; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, ship name Duca d'Aosta, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QQ-DPL : 6 December 2014), Justne Rocca, 20 Dec 1919; citing departure port Marseilles, arrival port New York, ship name Patria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q7-J25 : 6 December 2014), Rocco Rocca, 23 Dec 1919; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, N. Y., ship name Patria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q7-1NG : 6 December 2014), Giuseppe Rocca, 23 Dec 1919; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, N. Y., ship name Patria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q7-1NP : 6 December 2014), Claudio Rocca, 23 Dec 1919; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York

Other References

  1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  2. 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).
  3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
  4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  5. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  6. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
  10. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
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The Rocca Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rocca 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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