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The surname Rodd 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."

Rodd Early Origins



The surname Rodd 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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Rodd Spelling Variations


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Rodd Spelling Variations



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

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Rodd Early History


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Rodd Early History



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

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Rodd Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rodd 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 Rodd Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rodd In Ireland


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Rodd In Ireland



Some of the Rodd 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 were:

Rodd Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Rodd settled in Virginia in 1670

Rodd Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Rodd, who came to Philadelphia in 1774

Rodd Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A Rodd, aged 25, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1835

Rodd Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Emma Rodd arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Andromache" in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rodd (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rodd (post 1700)



  • Major L. Rodd, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State Senate 15th District, 1938; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1944
  • Marcia Rodd (b. 1940), American actress
  • John Rashleigh Rodd (1816-1892), admiral in the British Navy
  • Thomas Rodd (1763-1822), British bookseller
  • James Rennell Rodd, 1st Baron Rennell of Rodd in the County of Hereford
  • John Rodd, Australian lawyer
  • Evelyn Violet Elizabeth Rodd, Baroness Emmet of Amberley (1899-1980), a county councillor

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Rodd Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rodd 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.

    This page was last modified on 6 November 2016 at 07:30.

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