Rocha is a Portuguese language surname. Its origin can be French, but it can be also a Jewish-Portuguese Sephardic surname.Sephardic Genealogy: Discovering your Sephardic Ancestors and their World - Jeffrey S. Malka. - Best Judaica Reference Book (2002) by Association of Jewish Libraries;
http://www.sephardicgen.com/ - Most complete reference of Sephardic ames online;
http://www.sephardicgen.com/databases/SephardimCom2009.htm - List of 41,000 Sephardic Surnames extracted from books by Harry Stein Archived version It literally means “ rock” or “ boulder” in Portuguese; for instance, “rochas sedimentares, metamórficas e magmáticas” means “sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks”. It is also a topographical surname that is found in Portugal as “da Rocha” or simply Rocha, literally, "one who is from/of the rock".
Rocha may refer to:
- Rocha (surname), a Portuguese surname
- Rocha Department, a department in the east of Uruguay
- Rocha, Uruguay, capital city of the Rocha Department
- a community in Moca, Puerto Rico