Show ContentsRodas History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The noble Spanish surname Rodas is toponymic in origin, based on the name of the place where the initial bearer once resided or held land. The surname Rodas is taken directly from the Spanish word "rueda," derived from the Latin "rota," meaning literally "arched wood that forms a bow." The word in Catalan is "roda," also meaning "wheel."

Early Origins of the Rodas family

The surname Rodas was first found in the mountains of Burgos, in the northern regions of the Iberian peninsula. Early records of the name Rodas show that Francisco de Perellos, Carmalengo del Rey, was granted the noble title of Viscount of Rueda by Pedro IV de Aragon in 1366.

Early History of the Rodas family

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Rodas Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Roda, Rota, Roa, Ruedas and others.

Early Notables of the Rodas family

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Rodas Ranking

In the United States, the name Rodas is the 7,131st most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. 1

United States Rodas migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rodas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Pedro De Rodas, who landed in America in 1819 2
  • Alonso De Rodas, who landed in Peru in 1834 2
  • Juan De Rodas, who arrived in Peru in 1834 2

Contemporary Notables of the name Rodas (post 1700) +

  • Héctor Rodas Ramírez (b. 1988), Spanish professional footballer
  • Roger Haroldo Rodas Melgar (1946-2020), Guatemalan economist, politician and diplomat, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala (2008-2012)
  • Jackeline Fabiola Rodas Valladares (b. 1992), Guatemalan singer
  • Gustavo Rodas (b. 1986), Argentine footballer
  • Gerson Daniel Rodas Leiva (b. 1990), Honduran football midfielder
  • Luis René Rodas Medina (b. 1985), Honduran football striker
  • Julio Alberto Rodas Hurtarte (b. 1966), retired Guatemalan professional football striker

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  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook