De la Roche family

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de la Roche
Coat of Arms of the Duchy of Athens (de la Roche family).svg
Ethnicity Frankish
Etymology "of the Rock" in French in reference to the place of origin
Place of origin La Roche-sur-l'Ognon,
Duchy of Athens, Fourth Crusade
Members Othon de la Roche (founder)
Distinctions Dukes (European nobility)

The De la Roche family was a French noble family named for La Roche-sur-l'Ognon that founded the Duchy of Athens of the early 13th century.

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  • James Rennell Rodd, The Princes of Achaia and the Chronicles of Morea: A Study of Greece in the Middle Ages, 1907, v. II, p. 314, "The De La Roches of Athens", [1] -- considered outdated