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Why are Della Roccas on the Docwra website?
Anne
Good question! Why are they here? It's because I found three Della Rocca entries on the 1881 census transcript that set me wondering about these folks. They have the same forenames and occupations as some of our missing Docwras, so I am checking out in case the Della Rocca name is actually a mistranscription of Docwra from the 1881 census. They seem to appear out of nowhere in 19th century London, and whilst it could be a co-incidence that three families with an Italian surname could have these solid English forenames it seems unusual enough to ring a bell in my mind that it's worth checking out.

If anyone can help with solving this puzzle I'd love to hear from you.
 
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