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Multiple Origins for the Surname Rocha


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."

Rocha Early Origins



The surname Rocha 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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Rocha Spelling Variations


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Rocha Spelling Variations



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

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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 243 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1358, 1401 and 1360 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)



Another 47 words (3 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 [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.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rocha (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rocha (post 1700)



  • Jose J. De La Rocha, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 28th District, 1997
  • 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
  • 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



  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. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  3. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
  4. 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.
  5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
  7. 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).
  8. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. 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.

This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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