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Similar to many French family names, the distinguished surname Rochat is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in France were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. As well as the names of the saints of the Christian Church, many of the most common French surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. They derive from the language of the Visigoths, who controlled France between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries. The family name Roget is derived from the popular Old French given name Rogier, meaning famous spear.

Rochat Early Origins



The surname Rochat was first found in Savoy (French: Savoie) in the Rhône-Alpes region of the French Alps, where the family has held a family seat since very early times.

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Rochat Spelling Variations


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Rochat Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Roget, Roger, Rogier, Rogey, Rogay, Rogger, Rauget, Rauger, Raugey and many more.

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Rochat Early History


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Rochat Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rochat research. Another 557 words (40 lines of text) covering the years 1259, 1620, 1622, 1700, 1642, 1715, 1665, 1722, 1550, 1617 and 1624 are included under the topic Early Rochat History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rochat Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rochat Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable in the family name at this time was François Roger de Gaignières (1642-1715), French genealogist, antiquary and collector; Estienne Roger (1665-1722), a French printer and publisher who worked in the Netherlands; and Louis de...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rochat 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:

Rochat Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • H Rochat, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1855

Rochat Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Julia Rochat, who settled in America, in 1907
  • Louise Rochat, aged 4, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Louis Rochat, aged 4, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Alfred Rochat, aged 17, who landed in America from La Sarraz, Switzerland, in 1908
  • Augustus F. Rochat, aged 26, who emigrated to America from Paris, France, 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 Rochat (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rochat (post 1700)



  • Philippe Rochat (b. 1953), Swiss chef, owner of the Restaurant de L'Hôtel de Ville in Crissier, Switzerland
  • Laurence Rochat (b. 1979), Swiss bronze medalist cross-country skier at the 2002 Winter Olympics
  • Franziska Rochat -Moser (1966-2002), Swiss long-distance runner
  • Alain Rochat (b. 1983), Canadian-born, Swiss footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    7. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    8. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    11. ...

    The Rochat Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rochat 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 5 November 2015 at 08:10.

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