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Arocho''s in Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands

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Where do the arocho's come from?

antonio arocho (View posts)
Posted: 23 Feb 2000 10:07AM GMT

You are very correct on the meaning of the name "Arocho." By the way are you aware that there is a village in Andalucia (Spain) called "Arroche" which is arocho in french. It seems that your father is correct in that the name originates from Southern France and the Northern Privinces of Spain

I found the last name "Arocho" in records in Puerto Rico, Cuba, "Texas", US Virgin Islands, Guatemala, and Canary Islands. Other forms of the last name can also be found, i.e., LaRocha,Arocha,Manarocho,etc. As a matter of fact you can find the troops with that last name on muster records in Texas of the Union Army during the US Civil War.

However, I have not been able to find out yet where my family originated. My paternal grandfather was born in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico and from what I understand his family was from a barrio of Ponce in southern PR-that is as far as I have gotten so far. The last name Arocho is not a very common name. Maybe I should add that I have seen people with the last name Arocho are listed on the passsener logs of ships from the Canary Islands to Puerto Rico in 1800s.

I hope the info is of some help.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
A. Arocho 14 Dec 1999 7:27PM GMT 
david arocho 23 Feb 2000 1:10PM GMT 
antonio arocho 23 Feb 2000 5:07PM GMT 
david arocho 24 Feb 2000 11:16AM GMT 
B. Arocho-Mons 10 May 2000 4:24PM GMT 
david arocho 11 May 2000 5:02PM GMT 
Kristen Aroch... 16 Jul 2009 3:17PM GMT 
Kristen Aroch... 16 Jul 2009 5:06PM GMT 
Debbie 16 May 2000 2:23PM GMT 
ofrecomepr 5 Aug 2008 12:56PM GMT 
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