Roach Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Roach Family History

If you are conducting some Roach family history research then you can view the Roach coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Roach surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The names Roche and Roach in Ireland are of Norman origin being derived from the name de Roiste, taken from a French word meaning 'rock'. The name was originally prominent in County Wexford but is now quite widespread, demonstrated by the fact that there are sixteen placenames called Rochestown throughout Ireland.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Roach Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Fish Symbol of Christ
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