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The surname Rawdy 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."

Rawdy Early Origins



The surname Rawdy was 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.

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Rawdy Spelling Variations


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Rawdy Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rodd, Rod, Rode, Rodde, Rodda and others.

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Rawdy Early History


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Rawdy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rawdy research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1481, 1624, 1600, 1666 and are included under the topic Early Rawdy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rawdy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rawdy Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Theoderic (Theodoric or Theodericus) Rood ( fl. 1481), a printer of incunabula at Oxford, England; James Rodd of Hereford, High Sheriff of Herefordshire in 1624...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rawdy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rawdy In Ireland


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Rawdy In Ireland



Some of the Rawdy 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 and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jeremy Rod, who settled in Virginia in 1630; as did John Rodd in 1670; Jacob Rod, who immigrated to Maryland in 1764; William Rodd, who came to Philadelphia in 1774.

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