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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 came to Georgia in 1886

Rodda Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Harriet Rodda arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Britannia" in 1846
  • Mary Rodda arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Britannia" in 1846
  • Sara Rodda arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Britannia" in 1846
  • William Rodda arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Britannia" in 1846
  • R. Rodda arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Britannia" in 1846
  • ... (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, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • Elizabeth Rodda, aged 35, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • Mary J. Rodda, aged 21, a servant, 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
  • Jeanette Rodda, American politician, Independent Candidate for Presidential Elector for Arizona, 2008
  • Albert S. Rodda Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960; Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1968
  • 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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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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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