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Rocca Name Meaning

Italian: habitational name from any of the numerous places throughout Italy named or named with rocca ‘fortress’, ‘stronghold’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Rocha, Roca, Larocca, Ronco, Rocco, Roda, Roza, Tocco, Roma, Ricca

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Where is the Rocca family from?

You can see how Rocca families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rocca family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Rocca families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 29 Rocca families living in California. This was about 78% of all the recorded Rocca's in USA. California had the highest population of Rocca families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rocca surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rocca ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rocca. 25% of Rocca men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Rocca women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rocca were Salesman and New Worker. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Farmer
    5%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    14%
  • Operator
    9%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • New Worker
    8%
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What Rocca family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Rocca. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rocca census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Rocca. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Rocca. For the veterans among your Rocca ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rocca lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Rocca life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Rocca in 1951 was 40, and 77 in 2004.

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