The French name Laroque is a topographic name for someone who lived by a rocky crag or an outcrop. The name is predominantly found in southern France. The name is first recorded in 1090 in the Languedoc region of France. The first reference to the name in the New World is in 1790 when the arrival of John Matthew De Larocque is chronicled in Savannah Georgia. Today there are approximately 730 bearers of the name Laroque living in the United States.
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