De la Roche family

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

de la Roche
Coat of Arms of the Duchy of Athens (de la Roche family).svg
Etymology"of the Rock" in French in reference to the place of origin
Place of originLa Roche-sur-l'Ognon,
Duchy of Athens, Fourth Crusade
MembersOthon de la Roche (founder)
DistinctionsDukes (European nobility)




  • 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of Morea: A Study of Greece in the Middle Ages, 1907, v. II, p. 314, "The De La Roches of Athens", [1]—considered outdated