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Rocha History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: Italian, Spanish


The noble surname Rocha 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 Rocha is derived from the Catalan word "roca" meaning "rock" or "tower of strength."

Early Origins of the Rocha family


The surname Rocha 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 Rocha family


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Rocha Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Rocha family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Rocha family to the New World and Oceana


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 [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)
  • Ines DeLa Rocha, who arrived in America in 1813 [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)
  • Joaquin Rocha, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1816 [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)
  • Antonio Rocha, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816 [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)
  • Luis DeLa Rocha, who arrived in Peru in 1834 [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.)

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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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
  • Elpidio Rocha Jr., American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Missouri State Senate 11th District, 1964
  • Ed Rocha, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1988
  • Charles Rocha, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1996
  • ... (Another 27 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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