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Rocha Early Origins



The surname Rocha 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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Rocha Spelling Variations


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Rocha 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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Rocha Early History


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Rocha Early History



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

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Rocha Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rocha 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 Rocha 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:

Rocha Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Fernando De Rocha, who landed in America in 1810
  • Ines DeLa Rocha, who arrived in America in 1813
  • Joaquin Rocha, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1816
  • Antonio Rocha, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816
  • Luis DeLa Rocha, who arrived in Peru in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rocha Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Andres Rocha, aged 34, who landed in America from Havana, in 1901
  • Antonio Rocha, aged 37, who settled in America from Havana, Cuba, in 1907
  • Agustin Rocha, aged 17, who settled in America from St. Pantaleon, Betanzos, Spain, in 1909
  • Alexandre Lopes Rocha, aged 28, who emigrated to America from Angra, Portugal, in 1910
  • Antonio Caidozo Rocha, aged 19, who landed in America from Santa Barbara, Azores, in 1911
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Contemporary Notables of the name Rocha (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rocha (post 1700)



  • Roger Rocha, American songwriter, guitarist and vocalist
  • Steven Wayne Rocha (b. 1960), former American-born Portuguese basketball player
  • Manuel Rocha, American diplomat and former United States Ambassador to Bolivia
  • Kali Michele Rocha (b. 1971), American actress
  • Ana Rocha (b. 1984), Portuguese-American professional wrestler and manager
  • Zacarías Manuel "Zack" de la Rocha (b. 1970), American rapper, musician, poet, and activist
  • Ephraim J. "Red" Rocha (1923-2010), American professional basketball player and coach
  • Jose J. De La Rocha, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 28th District, 1997
  • Glauce Rocha (1930-1971), Brazilian actress
  • Fernando Rocha (b. 1975), Portuguese comedian, actor, and TV presenter
  • ... (Another 20 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



    Other References

    1. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    2. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    6. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    9. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Rocha Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rocha 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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