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Brittany is the region of ancient France from which the name Rodrigue was derived. It comes from when the family lived in Brittany.
The surname Rodrigue was first found in Brittany.
French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Rodrigue is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Rodrigue, Roderigue, Rodrigues, Roderigues and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rodrigue research. Another 72 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1697, 1717, and 1741 are included under the topic Early Rodrigue History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 86 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rodrigue Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Rodrigue has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Rodrigue were
Rodrigue Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Rodrigue Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Rodrigue Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
Rodrigue Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
The Rodrigue Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rodrigue 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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