Rocca Family History

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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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Rocca Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rocca name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rocca. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Italy


  • England & Wales


  • France


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


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Rocca Family Origin

Where is the Rocca family from?

Rocca Family Occupations

What did your Rocca ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rocca occupation in the USA was Grocer. 22% of Rocca's were Grocers. A less common occupation for the Rocca family was Fisherman. Grocer, Bar Keeper and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rocca.

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  • Grocer

  • Bar Keeper

  • Farmer

  • Fisherman


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Rocca ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Rocca Historical Records

What Rocca family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Rocca Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rocca

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rocca ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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