The Roddick surname is derived from the Middle English word "ruddock," in turn from the Old English "ruddoc," meaning "red;" and it has been suggested that the name was taken on as nickname
for someone "robin-like." The surname no doubt also came from the place named Penruddock, a small village in the English county of Cumbria.
Early Origins of the Roddick family
The surname Roddick was first found in Cumberland
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century.
Early History of the Roddick family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Roddick research.Another 415 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1568, 1603, 1455, 1487, 1619, 1655, 1655, 1621, 1744, 1619, 1655, 1655, 1677, 1172 and are included under the topic Early Roddick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Roddick Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Penruddock, Penruddocke, Penriddick, Penriddock, Penroddock, Penroddocke, Ruddock, Ruddocke, Ruddicke, Ruddick, Riddick, Roddick and many more.
Early Notables of the Roddick family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Colonel John Penruddock (Penruddocke) (1619-1655), an English Cavalier during the English Civil War and the English Interregnum, remembered as the leader... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Roddick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Roddick family to Ireland
Some of the Roddick family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Roddick family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Roddick Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- William Roddick, aged 35, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1774 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)
Roddick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Thomas Geo. Roddick, aged 47, who settled in America, in 1894
- T. G. Roddick, aged 47, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1895
- Thomas G. Roddick, aged 41, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1897
Roddick Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- David Roddick, aged 37, who landed in America from Dumfries, in 1903
- Amy Roddick, aged 49, who settled in America from London, in 1906
- Thomas G. Roddick, aged 24, who landed in America from Liverpool, England, in 1913
- Alexander Roddick, aged 25, who landed in America from Glasgow, in 1918
- Thomas Gibson Roddick, aged 31, who settled in America from Liverpool, England, in 1919
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Roddick Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Thomas G. Roddick, aged 57, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1910
- James Roddick, aged 41, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1924
Contemporary Notables of the name Roddick (post 1700)
- Andy Roddick (b. 1982), American tennis player former World No. 1, founder of the Andy Roddick Foundation
- Dame Anita Lucia Roddick DBE (1943-2007), English retail entrepreneur, founder of The Body Shop
- Val Roddick (d. 2009), Canadian politician, BC Liberal Member of the Legislative Assembly
- Sir Thomas George Roddick (1846-1923), Newfoundland surgeon, medical administrator, and politician
- Sam Roddick (b. 1971), British businesswoman
Historic Events for the Roddick family
- Mrs. Lizzie Roddick (1877-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion CITATION[CLOSE]
Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance