Last name origins & meanings:
- Irish (of Norman origin): see Roache. This is the name
of various important families in Munster (counties Cork, Wexford, and
- French: topographic name for someone who lived
by a rocky outcrop or crag, Old French roche.
- German: from
a short form of a Germanic personal name, Rocco, based on
hrok, of uncertain origin, or hrōd ‘renown’.
- French bearers of the name were first documented in Château
Richer, Quebec, in 1665; the secondary surname <xref>Lafontaine</xref> is
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