De la Roche family
|de la Roche|
|Current region||Western Europe; France. Also Colombia and The United States of America|
|Etymology||"of the Rock" in French in reference to the place of origin|
|Place of origin||La Roche-sur-l'Ognon,
Duchy of Athens, Fourth Crusade
|Members||Othon de la Roche (founder)|
|Distinctions||Dukes (European nobility)|
The De la Roche family is a French noble family honoured at the Honneurs de la Cour, and named for La Roche-sur-l'Ognon. The family descends from the de la Roche Dukes of Athens of the late 12th century, the entirety of the 13th century, and early 14th century, ending with the death of Jacqueline de la Roche in Italy.
All people who hold the surname of de la Roche today descend from the La Roche-sur-l'Ognon dynasty, making it one of the few cases where all persons with the surname are related.
Most notable people with this surname are descendants of Othon de la Roche who formed a frankish dynasty and, in modern history, perhaps the rarest[clarification needed] of the old French noble families by the scale of their mass exodus after The French Revolution.
Below is the genalogical tree of the de la Roche family during its Athenian rule;
- Alberto de La Roche, (1957-Present) Colombian industrial engineer
- Alice de la Roche, (Unknown-1282) Lady of Beirut, Regent of Beirut
- Andres de la Roche, (1978-present) Son of Germán de la Roche, Jr.
- Axel de la Roche, (2003-present) son of Germán de la Roche, Jr.
- Bartholome de la Roche. (unknown). Immigrated from France to Colombia after being persecuted in the French revolution.
- Christine Delaroche, (1944-Present) French actress and singer. She has appeared in 21 films and television shows since 1965. She starred in the 1966 film Un monde nouveau, which was directed by Vittorio De Sica.
- Emilio Echeverri de la Roche, (1929-2015), Colombian fencer. He competed at the 1956, 1960 and 1964 Summer Olympics.
- Guy I de la Roche, (1205–1263) Frankish Duke of Athens
- Guy II de la Roche, (1280 – 1308) Frankish Duke of Athens
- Germain Echeverri de la Roche, (Unknown-2011), Brother of Olympic fencer Emilio Echeverri de la Roche.
- Germán de la Roche. (unknown -1980s) Father of Germán Edgardo de la Roche, Jr. Son of Bartolome de la Roche. Started a ball bearing manufacturing company in Barranquilla, Colombia.
- Germán Edgardo de la Roche, Jr., (1946-present) Grand son of Bartolome de la Roche. Colombian entrepreneur and financier. Cousin of Emilio Echeverri de la Roche.
- Germán de la Roche III (1976-present) Son of German de la Roche Jr.
- Jacqueline de la Roche (died c.1329) baroness of Veligosti and Damala in 1308-1329, from 1311 in co-regency with her spouse.
- John I de la Roche (died 1280) Frankish Duke of Athens, succeeding his father; Guy I de la Roche
- Marie Anne de La Roche (1986-present), Colombian fashion designer, CEO of Marie De La Roche
- Michel de La Roche (fl. 1710–1742), French Huguenot refugee and author in England, where he was known as an editor of early literary periodicals, monthly or quarterly.
- Othon de la Roche (died c.1234) First Frankish Lord and Duke of Athens
- Paul Delaroche (1797 – 1856), French painter who achieved his greater successes painting history. He became famous in Europe for his melodramatic scenes that often portrayed subjects from English and French history.
- Renaud de la Roche, father of Jacqueline de la Roche
- Ricardo Alberto de La Roche (1988-Present) Colombian CCO for Veer2al
- William de la Roche (lord of Veligosti) Baron of Veligosti and Damala in the Principality of Achaea, and a relative of the ruling Dukes of Athens of the de la Roche family.
- William I de la Roche (died 1287) succeeded his brother, John I de la Roche, as Duke of Athens in 1280.
- Mazo de la Roche (1879 - 1961), born Mazo Louise Roche in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, was the author of the Jalna novels, one of the most popular series of books of her time.
- "De la Roche Family Murder; 'Son found guilty of homicide'". nytimes.com. 16 May 2016.
- "Un monde nouveau". NY Times. Retrieved 9 September 2010.
- "Emilio Echeverry Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 3 November 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2010.