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TypeSurname (from location)
UsageEnglish

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
Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute