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From the beautiful region of Burgundy (Bourgogne), in France, comes the distinguished surname Rouche. Rouche 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 Rouche is derived from the Old French word roche, meaning rock, and indicates that the original bearer was distinguished by residence near a prominent rock.

Rouche Early Origins



The surname Rouche 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. Saint Roch or Rocco (c. 1295-1327) was a Catholic saint, a confessor. He is a patron saint of dogs, falsely accused people and bachelors. He may have been born c. 1348 and died c. 1376.

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Rouche Spelling Variations


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Rouche Spelling Variations



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

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Rouche Early History


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Rouche Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rouche research. Another 293 words (21 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 Rouche History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rouche Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rouche 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 Rouche 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 or some of its variants were: Charles DelaRoche who arrived in Maryland in 1655. Jacques Roche was established in Quebec in 1665. Antoine Laroche, at the age of twenty, arrived in Louisiana in 1720. Abraham Deroche arrived in Philadelphia in 1765..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rouche (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rouche (post 1700)



  • Pierre Rouché, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, September 9) Pierre Rouché. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html

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Citations


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  1. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, September 9) Pierre Rouché. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html

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  4. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
  5. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. 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. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  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 Rouche Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rouche 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 3 April 2017 at 08:04.

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