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From the beautiful region of Burgundy (Bourgogne), in France, comes the distinguished surname Rouch. Rouch is a topographic surname, a type of hereditary surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. The name Rouch is derived from the Old French word roche, meaning rock, and indicates that the original bearer was distinguished by residence near a prominent rock.

Rouch Early Origins



The surname Rouch was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this ancient family was recognized as one of the original families of the region.

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Rouch Spelling Variations


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Rouch Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Roche, Delaroche, Deroche, Desroches, Desrochers, Laroche, La Roche and many more.

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Rouch Early History


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Rouch Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rouch research. Another 439 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1663, 1318, 1658, 1724, 1470, 1530, 1644, 1710, 1797, 1856, 1668 and 1741 are included under the topic Early Rouch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rouch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rouch Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Estienne de La Roche (1470-1530), a French mathematician; Anne de La Roche-Guilhem (1644-1710), a French writer; and Hippolyte de la Roche, also know as Paul, (1797-1856), a...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rouch 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rouch Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Rouch, who landed in Virginia in 1642
  • William Rouch, who arrived in Virginia in 1652

Rouch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Friderich Rouch, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710
  • Johan Casper Rouch, who landed in New York in 1715-1716
  • Petter Rouch, aged 35, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Christopher Rouch, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • Christian Rouch, who arrived in New York, NY in 1782

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rouch (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rouch (post 1700)



  • John Rouch, American politician, Postmaster at Point Pleasant, Virginia, 1805-08

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    3. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
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    The Rouch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rouch 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 13 June 2016 at 08:55.

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