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The Rockell Family

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Members of our Rockell Family

Richard ROCKELL - m. Elizabeth Hoare
address in 1918 - 11 Mill Street, High Wycombe, Bucks.
Elizabeth Martha Emma Rockell - m. John Melville

born 1898 High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England
died 1963 Kennoway, Fife, Scotland.

Distribution of the Rockell name in the UK in 1891Origins of the Rockell Name

The Rockell name is found in its greatest numbers in Buckinghamshire, England, with lesser numbers around the London area and a few other English counties. There are also a very small number of occurrences of the name in certain States in the USA.

It is said that the origins of the name are French, coming from a gentleman who came across to England as part of the Norman invasion which following the Battle of Hastings in 1066. This gentleman was probably not a Monsieur Rockell, but rather someone who originated from the La Rochell area of France and took the geographic name to form his family name - so Rockell is possibly a hard Anglicisation of Rochell.

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