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Rocco Early Origins



The surname Rocco 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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Rocco Spelling Variations


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Rocco 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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Rocco Early History


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Rocco Early History



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

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Rocco Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rocco 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 Rocco 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:

Rocco Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Giovanni Rocco, who landed in Mississippi in 1872
  • Frank Rocco, who arrived in Mississippi in 1876
  • Frank Rocco who settled in Mississippi in 1876
  • Giacomo Rocco who settled in Texas in 1880
  • Giacomo Rocco, aged 41, landed in Texas in 1880
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rocco (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rocco (post 1700)



  • Steve Rocco (b. 1960), American businessperson and skateboarder, co-founder of World Industries
  • Angelo La Rocco, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1964
  • Richard A. Della Rocco, American politician, First Selectman of Windsor, Connecticut, 1950
  • Pasquale Domenico Rocco (b. 1970), retired Italian professional footballer, he represented Italy at the 1992 Summer Olympics
  • Nereo Rocco (1912-1979), Italian football player and manager, one of the most successful head coaches in Italy
  • Alex Rocco (1936-2015), born Alessandro Federico Petricone, Jr., an American Primetime Emmy Award winning actor, best known for his portrayal of Moe Greene in The Godfather
  • Alfredo Rocco, Italian jurist, politician, and legal reformer, Italian justice minister from 1925-1932
  • Mickey Rocco (196-1997), American Major League Baseball first baseman who played for the Cleveland Indians (1943-1946)
  • David Rocco, Canadian actor and producer, best known as the host of "David Rocco's Dolce Vita"

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    4. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    5. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

    The Rocco Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rocco 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 28 June 2016 at 13:54.

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