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Languedoc is the region of ancient France from which the name Roques was derived. It comes from when the family lived in La Rocque, in l'Herault, Languedoc.

Roques Early Origins



The surname Roques was first found in Languedoc where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.

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Roques Spelling Variations


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Roques Spelling Variations



History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations of the name Roques, some of which include La Roque, Roque, De Roque, du Roque, Rocque, La Rocque, du Rocque, Larocque, Laroc, Roquebrune and many more.

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Roques Early History


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Roques Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Roques research. Another 475 words (34 lines of text) covering the years 1090, 1112, 1132, 1280, 1303, 1372, 1500, 1550, 1581, 1582, and 1620 are included under the topic Early Roques History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Roques Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Roques Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Roques Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Immigration to New France was slow; therefore, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebe c. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Roques has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Roques were Joachim LaRoque settled in Louisiana in 1719; Stephen Larock settled in Virginia in 1648; Andrew Carles Larocque settled in Philadelphia in 1796; E. Larogue, aged 20.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Roques (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Roques (post 1700)



  • Celita Arroyo de Roques, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 2000, 2004, 2008; Member of Democratic National Committee from Puerto Rico, 2004-08
  • Aracelis Arroyo de Roques, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1996
  • Nicolas Roques, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Deo vero et honori
Motto Translation: God and the honor


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    8. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Roques Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Roques 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 2 October 2015 at 13:38.

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