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Type Surname (from 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 & CulturesDesroches, Roche(French) Rocha(Galician) Rocca(Italian) Rocha(Portuguese)
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