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


Spelling variations of this family name include: Rochon, Le Rochon, Du Rochon, Lerochon, Durochon and others.

First found in Limousin where this eminent family held a family seat in the honor of the seigneurie of Lapeyrouse.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rochon research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1730, 1771, 1789, 1800, and 1817 are included under the topic Early Rochon History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Rochon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rochon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Catherine, Henri, and Pierre Rochon settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Henri Rochon, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Pierre Rochon, aged 22, landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Etienne Rochon settled in Louisiana in 1756
  • Augustin Rochon, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1764

Rochon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Rochon, who landed in Texas in 1854
  • Oliver Rochon settled in Philadelphia in 1868

Rochon Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Gervais Rochon of Maine, France, who married Madelaine Guyon in St. Famille, Quebec in 1671


  • Rear Admiral Stephen W. Rochon, the former American Director of the Executive Residence and White House Chief Usher
  • Lela Rochon (b. 1964), Haitian-American actress
  • Jean-Pierre-Maurice de Rochon, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Alexis-Marie de Rochon (1741-1817), French astronomer, physicist and traveller
  • Jean-Marie Rochon (1774-1837), French master carpenter and political figure in Lower Canada
  • Charles Rochon (1673-1733), French colonist and was one of the four founders of modern-day Mobile, Alabama
  • Danièle Rochon (b. 1946), Quebec painter
  • Frank Rochon (b. 1953), retired Canadian professional ice hockey player
  • Esther Rochon (b. 1948), Canadian science fiction writer
  • Jean-Léo Rochon (1902-1988), Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons



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The Rochon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rochon 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 24 January 2016 at 14:47.

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