Rocheleau History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Rocheleau family
The surname Rocheleau was first found in Limousin where this eminent family held a family seat in the honour of the seigneurie of Lapeyrouse.
Jean de La Rochelle, John of Rupella, and Johannes de Rupella (c. 1200-1245), was a French Franciscan and theologian. Born in La Rochelle, a seaport on the Bay of Biscay, France, he was a pupil of Alexander of Hales and was the first Franciscan to receive a bachelor's degree of theology from the University of Paris.
An important branch of this family moved to Maine and provided many of the migrants to North America. Notable amongst this family was Alexis-Marie Rochon, an astronomer, explorer, and member of the Academy of Sciences in 1771, who died in 1817, of note was his "Voyage à Madasgar". Chavannes de Rochon, dramatic author in 1730 to 1800, who wrote the opera "Les Pretendus" in 1789.
Early History of the Rocheleau family
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Rocheleau Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Rochon, Le Rochon, Du Rochon, Lerochon, Durochon and many more.
Early Notables of the Rocheleau family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Rocheleau is the 18,020th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name.  However, in Quebec, Canada, the name Rocheleau is ranked the 679th most popular surname. 
Migration of the Rocheleau family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Simon Rocheron of Maine, France, who was married in Chateau Richer Quebec in 1663; Gervais Rochon of Maine, France, who married Madelaine Guyon in St. Famille, Quebec in 1671.
Contemporary Notables of the name Rocheleau (post 1700) +
- Henri Oscar Rocheleau (1876-1956), American law enforcement officer and politician, 21st Sheriff of Worcester County, Massachusetts (1932-1945)
- Justin Bruce Rocheleau (b. 1975), American former professional wrestler, known by his ring name Bam Neely
- Justin Bruce Rocheleau (b. 1975), American professional wrestler
- William Rocheleau Jr. (1925-2000), American politician, Mayor of Lewiston, Maine, 1967-68
- Louis T. Rocheleau, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for Rhode Island general treasurer, 1930; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1946-51
- H. Oscar Rocheleau (b. 1959), American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1916, 1936
- Luc Rocheleau (b. 1965), Canadian Olympic fencer who competed in the individual and team foil events at the 1988 Summer Olympics
- Antoine Rocheleau (1836-1901), Canadian farmer and politician who represented Chambly from 1886 to 1892 and from 1897 to 1900
- Gilles Rocheleau (1935-1998), Canadian politician, Member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1988 to 1993, co-founder of the Bloc Québécois with Lucien Bouchard in 1990
- Yves Rocheleau (b. 1944), Canadian politician, Member of the Canadian House of Commons for Trois-Rivières from 1993 to 2004
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- ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
- ^ https://statistique.quebec.ca/fr/document/noms-de-famille-au-quebec/tableau/les-1-000-premiers-noms-de-famille-selon-le-rang-quebec