The Rockell Family
Members of our Rockell Family
Richard ROCKELL - m.
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.
Origins 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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