First name origin & meaning:
Old English: Rock fortress
First name variations: Rocky, Rock, Rocho, Roche, Rockley, Rockwell, Rockne, Rochester
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: occupational name for a spinner or a maker of distaffs, from an agent derivative of Middle English rok ‘distaff’ (see Rock).
- German: from a Germanic personal name based on hrōd ‘renown’.
- habitational name from a farm named Rokken in Pustertal, south Tyrol (Italy).
- German (Röcker): from a topographic name or a place name Röcke (formerly Roke) near Bückeburg, Lower Saxony.
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