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Rodda History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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."

Early Origins of the Rodda family


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.

Early History of the Rodda family


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Rodda Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Rodda family (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...
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Migration of the Rodda family to Ireland


Some of the Rodda family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Rodda family to the New World and Oceana


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 settled 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
  • Mr. Thomas Rodda, (b. 1855), aged 19, Cornish farm labourer departing on 7th May 1874 aboard the ship "Eastern Monarch" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 22nd July 1874 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  • Miss Sarah Rodda, (b. 1868), aged 7, Cornish settler departing on 21st February 1875 aboard the ship "White Rose" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 21st July 1875 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  • Mr. Stephen Rodda, (b. 1840), aged 35, Cornish labourer departing on 21st February 1875 aboard the ship "White Rose" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 21st July 1875 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Rodda (post 1700)


  • R. W. Rodda, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1924 [3]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 [3]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 [3]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


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRITANNIA 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Britannia.htm
  2. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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