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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.

Early Origins of the Roques family


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

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Early History of the Roques family

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Early History of the Roques family


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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 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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Early Notables of the Roques family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Roques family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Roques family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Roques family to the New World and Oceana


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 Quebec. 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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Aracelis Arroyo de Roques, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1996 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Nicolas Roques, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 26) Nicolas Roques. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html

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The Roques Motto

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The Roques 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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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 26) Nicolas Roques. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html

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