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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, who settled in Virginia in 1670

Rodd Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Rodd, who setted in Philadelphia in 1774

Rodd Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A Rodd, aged 25, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1835 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Rodd Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Emma Rodd, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Andromache" in 1850 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ANDROMACHE 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Andromache.gif

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rodd (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rodd (post 1700)



  • Marcia Rodd (b. 1940), American actress
  • 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 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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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  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ANDROMACHE 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Andromache.gif
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
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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 17 March 2017 at 18:24.

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