Roach Coat of Arms and Name History

Origin: Irish

Spelling variations of this family name include: Roche, Roach, Roache, LaRoche, LaRoach, DeLaRoach, Roack, Roch, Roiche, St. Roche, Rocheland, Rochellan and many more.

First found in county Limerick where they were granted lands by Strongbow whom they accompanied into Ireland during the Anglo-Norman invasion of 1172.

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Roach settled in Virginia in 1707; Edmund, Frederick, James, John, Margaret, Mary, Michael, Patrick, Richard, Thomas and William Roach all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870.

Motto "Mon Dieu est mia roche" Translated: "My God is my rock."

(From Archives copyright 2000 - 2009)

 'Meaning of the Colors on the Roach Family Crest
 Argent (Silver/White) = Peace, Sincerity,  Gules (Red) = Warrior, Martyr, Military Strength

The FISH Symbolizes:  A true, generous mind; virtuous; also unity with Christ, spiritual nourishment.