Rocker History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Rocker is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the village of Rock found in the various locations that existed in Worcestershire, Devon and also in Northumberland.The surname also has topographic origins in that it describes the area where the original bearers lived. In this case they lived at some residence near a large boulder or rock face.
Early Origins of the Rocker family
The surname Rocker was first found in Worcestershire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Rocker family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rocker research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1378, 1407, 1379, 1380 and are included under the topic Early Rocker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Rocker Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Rocker has been spelled many different ways, including Rock, Rocks, Roch, Rocke, Rocker, Rooker, Rucker and others.
Early Notables of the Rocker family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Rocker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Rocker family to Ireland
Some of the Rocker family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 103 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Rocker migration to the United States +
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Rockers to arrive in North America:
Rocker Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Simon Hendk Rocker, aged 57, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741 
Rocker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Herm Heinr Rocker, who landed in America in 1813 
Contemporary Notables of the name Rocker (post 1700) +
- Christopher Rocker, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 12th District, 1906, 1910, 1918
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)