The surname Rodee 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 Rodee family
The surname Rodee 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 Rodee family
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Early Notables of the Rodee 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
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Migration of the Rodee family to Ireland
Some of the Rodee family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Rodee family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jeremy Rod, who settled in Virginia in 1630; as did John Rodd in 1670; Jacob Rod, who immigrated to Maryland in 1764; William Rodd, who came to Philadelphia in 1774.
Contemporary Notables of the name Rodee (post 1700)
- Alyson Rodee, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 2012 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html