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Rocha Name Meaning

Portuguese and Galician: habitational name from any of the numerous places so named, from Portuguese and Galician rocha ‘rock’, ‘cliff’.

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


Similar surnames: Roca, Arocha, Rocca, Roda, Roma, Roza, Rothe, Rosa, Rohn, Rock

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Where is the Rocha family from?

You can see how Rocha families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rocha family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rocha families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Rocha family living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Rocha's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Rocha families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rocha surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rocha ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rocha. 34% of Rocha men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Rocha women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rocha were Truck Driver and Laborer. .

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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
    34%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Laborer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Rocha. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rocha 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 21,000 immigration records available for the last name Rocha. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Rocha. For the veterans among your Rocha ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rocha lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Rocha life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Rocha in 1948 was 33, and 70 in 2004.

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