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Where did the English Roddy family come from? When did the Roddy family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Roddy family history?The surname Roddy is of several possible origins. Firstly, it is derived from "Rodd," the name of a village in Herefordshire; in this case, the original bearer of the name would have been someone who hailed from this region. Alternatively, the name may be derived from the Old English "roda," meaning "clearing in a forest"; in this instance, it is likely that the progenitor of the name lived in such an area. Finally, the name may be derived from the Anglo-Saxon personal name "Rod," which is itself derived from the German "Hrod," meaning "fame."
Spelling variations of this family name include: Rodd, Rod, Rode, Rodde, Rodda and others.
First found in Herefordshire, where the family held a family seat from early times. The name first appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Roddy research. Another 185 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1481, 1600 and 1666 are included under the topic Early Roddy History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 89 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Roddy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Roddy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 87 words(6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Roddy Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Roddy Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Roddy Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
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