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Where did the French Rodriguez family come from? What is the French Rodriguez family crest and coat of arms? When did the Rodriguez family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Rodriguez family history?Brittany is the region of ancient France from which the name Rodriguez was derived. It comes from when the family lived in Brittany.
There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Rodrigue, Roderigue, Rodrigues, Roderigues and many more.
First found in Brittany.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rodriguez research. Another 72 words(5 lines of text) covering the years 1697, 1717, and 1741 are included under the topic Early Rodriguez History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 86 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rodriguez Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North America. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Rodriguez has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Rodriguez were
Rodriguez Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Rodriguez Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Rodriguez Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rodriguez Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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