Surname ROACH

SOURCE: Location
USAGE: English

Meaning & History

From Middle English and Old French roche meaning "rock", from Late Latin rocca, a word which may be of Celtic origin. It indicated a person who lived near a prominent rock, or who came from a town by this name (such as Les Roches in Normandy).

Related Names

OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Desroches, Roche (French), Rocha (Galician), Rocca (Italian), Rocha (Portuguese)
Entry updated July 2, 2017