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Derivações do Nome
Spelling variations include: Rocco, Ruocco, Rochi, Roci, Rochelli, Rocchetti, Roccchetto, Rocchini, Roccuzzo, Rocconi, Roccon, Roccardi, Roccato and others many more.
First found in Naples, formerly Napoli or Neapolis, formerly capital of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in southern Italy it is the Chief City of the Province of Naples.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Frank Rocco who settled in Mississippi in 1876; Giacomo Rocco who settled in Texas in 1880; Paniote Rocco who settled in Texas in 1890; and Antonio Rocco who arrived in New York City in 1893.
|The Renaissance was a great rebirth of Classical art, literature, and science. It began in the Italian city-state of Florence in the 14th century and it was characterized by the spread of humanism and the beginning of objective scientific inquiry. Wealthy Florentine merchants and bankers such as the powerful Medici family, saw themselves as the heirs of the great figures of the ancient Roman Empire. Many of these families became the lavish patrons of artists and scholars in order to increase their own prestige and secure political power.|
Some noteworthy people of the Name ROCHA
KINGS - QUEENS and EMPEROR OF ITALIAN
Suggested Readings for the name ROCHA
BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR ITALIAN SURNAMES
Origin Displayed: SPANISH - ESPANHOLA
|The Noble surname Rocha is of Spanish descent, and is of locative origin, deriving from a topographic characteristic near the place where the original bearer lived or owned land. The name Rocha is derived from the Catalan word "roca" meaning "rock" or "tower of strength."|
REGIONS OF SPAIN:
Aragon, which is a region of northeastern Spain in the Iberian peninsula. Aragon has a proud cultural heritage and its own unique language. In 1137, the regions of Aragon and Catalonia united to form the Crown of Aragon, whose illustrious line of kings led the reconquest of the eastern peninsula from the Muslims. The Crown of Aragon extended its Mediterranean empire with the recapture of Mallorca in 1229 and Sicily in 1282 and it remained an important power throughout the Middle Ages. In 1469, King Ferdinand of Aragon married Isabella of Castile and this union brought together the two most powerful kingdoms of Spain to create a united Spanish nation.
Derivações do Nome
|Spelling variations include: Roco, Rocas, Rocca, Rocha and others many more.|
First found in the region of Catalonia, an area allied with the powerful kingdom of Aragon during the Middle Ages.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Esteban De La Roca who arrived in American in 1528; Andres Roca De Togures who settled in Honduras in 1557; and Bartolome Roca who arrived in New Spain in 1580. Among later settlers were Francisco Roca Roig who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1821.
Following the decline of the Roman Empire, in the 5th century AD, the Visigoths came to control the peninsula. Part of the Visigothic legacy to Spanish civilization was the introduction of the institution of monarchy. Several centuries later, in 711, the Visigothic kingdom in Spain was invaded by Muslims. Aside from a nucleus of resistance which was maintained in the north, the Muslim victory was complete by the year 718.
Spain, which is presently a state that includes the Balearic and Canary Islands and is in southwestern Europe, was originally settled by the Iberians. In the first millennium BC, the Celts, who were from central Europe, invaded and began to mingle with the native Iberians. Later, Greeks and Carthaginians colonized the coasts; however, they were replaced by the Romans by the 3rd century BC.
In 420, The Visigoths captured Spain from the Vandals and proudly returned it to Rome. Unfortunately, 18 years later the Suevi overran the peninsula.
KINGS AND QUEENS OF SPAIN
Sancho III the Great
BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR SPANISH SURNAMES
Adams, Nicholson B.,
John E. Keller and Margaret W. Jones. Spanish Literature. Totowa,
NJ: Littlefield, Adams & Co., 1974. (Donna's)