Rocha (surname)

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Rocha (Portuguese pronunciation:  ['ʁɔʃɐ]) is a Portuguese language surname. It literally means “rock” or “boulder” in Portuguese; for instance, “rochas sedimentares, metamórficas e magmáticas” means “sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks”. It is also a topographic surname that is found in Portugal as “da Rocha” or simply Rocha, literally, "one who is from/of the rock". It could also be a Jewish-Portuguese Sephardic surname. [1] [2]

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  1. Sephardic Genealogy: Discovering your Sephardic Ancestors and their World - Jeffrey S. Malka. - Best Judaica Reference Book (2002) by Association of Jewish Libraries; - Most complete reference of Sephardic names online; - List of 41,000 Sephardic Surnames extracted from books by Harry Stein Archived version
  2. Jorge Martins (2006), Portugal e os Judeus: Volume I – dos primórdios da nacionalidade à legislação pombalina, Lisboa, Vega.