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Where did the French Rochette family come from? What is the French Rochette family crest and coat of arms? When did the Rochette family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Rochette family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Rochette, Rochete, Rocchette, Rochès, Rauchete, Rocette, Rocet, Rosette and many more.

First found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where the family has held a family seat since very early times.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rochette research. Another 711 words(51 lines of text) covering the years 1618 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Rochette History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 49 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rochette Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rochette Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A. Rochette settled in Texas in 1847

Rochette Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Dr. Edward Rochette, aged 25, who emigrated to America, in 1905
  • Augustine Rochette, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from Beseair, France, in 1908
  • Estella Rochette, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Henri Rochette, aged 32, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1910
  • Edward Rochette, who landed in America, in 1910

Rochette Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Etienne Rochette, son of Etienne and Madeleine Meure of Saint-Nicolas-de-Macherin, diocese de Grenoble, Dauphiné, married M. Françoise Rousseau, daughter of Jean-Baptiste and M. Catherine in 1757 in Montréal


  • Edward C. Rochette (1927-1987), American numismatist, recipient of the Farran Zerbe Memorial Award in 1987 for Distinguished Service
  • Desiré-Raoul Rochette (1790-1854), French archaeologist
  • Jean-Marc Rochette (b. 1956), French painter, illustrator and comics creator
  • Joannie Rochette (b. 1986), Canadian three-time silver and bronze medalist figure skater


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  1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  6. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
  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. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
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The Rochette Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rochette 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 18 March 2013 at 07:58.

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