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The surname Rodda 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."

Rodda Early Origins



The surname Rodda 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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Rodda Spelling Variations


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Rodda Spelling Variations



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

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Rodda Early History


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Rodda Early History



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

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Rodda Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Rodda In Ireland


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Rodda In Ireland



Some of the Rodda 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:

Rodda Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Martin Rodda, who was naturalized in Pennsylvania in 1847
  • Benjamin Rodda, who setted in Georgia in 1886

Rodda Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Harriet Rodda, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Britannia" in 1846 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRITANNIA 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Britannia.htm
  • Mary Rodda, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Britannia" in 1846 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRITANNIA 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Britannia.htm
  • Sara Rodda, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Britannia" in 1846 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRITANNIA 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Britannia.htm
  • William Rodda, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Britannia" in 1846 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRITANNIA 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Britannia.htm
  • R. Rodda, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Britannia" in 1846 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRITANNIA 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Britannia.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rodda Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Rodda, aged 38, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • Elizabeth Rodda, aged 35, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • Mary J. Rodda, aged 21, a servant, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "India" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rodda (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rodda (post 1700)



  • R. W. Rodda, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1924 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Jeanette Rodda, American politician, Independent Candidate for Presidential Elector for Arizona, 2008 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Albert S. Rodda Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960; Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1968 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Alby Rodda (b. 1920), Australian football player
  • Adrian G. Rodda CMG (1911-1997), senior New Zealand civil servant
  • Emily Rodda, author of the Deltora Quest fantasy series and the award-winning Rowan series
  • Sidney Rodda (b. 1906), British physicist

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRITANNIA 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Britannia.htm
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  7. 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.
  8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Rodda Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rodda 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 15 January 2016 at 10:44.

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