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Early Origins of the Roddam family


The surname Roddam was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat at Roddam Hall since 1296 when William Roddam had the hall built. "Roddam Hall is a handsome modern mansion, standing on a bold eminence which on the north forms the bank of a deep romantic dell watered by a tributary of the Till. A stone coffin and an urn were dug up here in 1796." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

John of Roddam held land in Little Houghton in 1337. The Roddam family has held the hall until at least 1776 when it was owned by Admiral Robert Roddam (1719-1808).

Roddam is derived from the Old English word "rod" which means "clearing" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
. Alternatively, the name could have been derived from the place name Rodden in Shropshire. There is also a Rodden River in Shropshire.


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Early History of the Roddam family

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Early History of the Roddam family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Roddam research.
Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1491, 1755, 1461, 1591 and are included under the topic Early Roddam History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Roddam Spelling Variations

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Roddam Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Roddam, Rodden, Roddan, Roddin, Rodan and others.

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Early Notables of the Roddam family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Roddam family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Roddam family to Ireland

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Migration of the Roddam family to Ireland


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

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Migration of the Roddam family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Edward, John, Mary Rodden, who all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870; John Roddan settled in Philadelphia in 1833; Homer Rodan settled in Virginia in 1698..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Roddam (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Roddam (post 1700)


  • Francis George "Franc" Roddam (b. 1946), English film director, businessman, screenwriter, television producer and publisher
  • William Roddam of Roddam Hall, English politician, High Sherriff of Northumberland (1834)
  • John Roddam of Roddam Hall, English politician, High Sherriff of Northumberland (1872)
  • Admiral Robert Roddam of Roddam Hall (1719-1808), Royal Navy officer who saw service during the War of the Austrian Succession, the Seven Years' War, and the American War of Independence; his first wife was Lucy Mary Clinton, daughter of George Clinton, Governor of New York
  • Francis George Roddam (b. 1941), English film director and documentary maker

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The Roddam Motto

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The Roddam Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Nec deficit alter
Motto Translation: Another succeeds.


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Citations

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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)

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