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Early Origins of the Rocket family

The surname Rocket was first found in Languedoc, where the family has held a family seat since very early times.

By the 11th century this ancient family were established in the region of Languedoc where several of its members were most distinctive in their involvement in the community in which they lived. They were given titles, lands and letters of nobility as reward of their important contribution. The first member of the Roquette Family to be mentioned before 1090 was Hugues de Roquette, son-in-law of the Viscount of Albi and of Nîmes. In recognition of their outstanding involvement in the social, political and cultural affairs of their community many members of this ancient family were granted the titles of the Barons of Beauville and Lords of Auriac and of Magrens.

Early History of the Rocket family

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Rocket Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Roquette, Roquet, Roqet, Rokett, Rockette, Rouquet la Roquet and many more.

Early Notables of the Rocket family

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Australia Rocket migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Rocket Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. George Rocket, (b. 1821), aged 23, English soldier who was convicted in Southampton, Hampshire, England for 10 years for burglary, transported aboard the "Blundell" on 13th March 1844, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land), he died in 1897 1

  1. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 25th October 2020). Retrieved from on Facebook