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Origins Available: English
The surname Roden 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." 
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" 
. Alternatively, the name could have been derived from the place name Rodden in Shropshire
. There is also a Rodden river in Shropshire.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Roddam, Rodden, Roddan, Roddin, Rodan and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Roden research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1491, 1755, 1461, 1591 and are included under the topic Early Roden History in all our PDF Extended History products
Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Roden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
Some of the Roden family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland
is included in all our PDF Extended History products
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Roden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Annie S. Roden, aged 1, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896
Roden Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Annie Roden, aged 7, who settled in America from Killagone, in 1900
- Alfred J. Roden, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Toronto, in 1905
- Catherine Roden, aged 20, who landed in America from Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1909
- Clara Roden, aged 35, who landed in America from Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1911
- Charles Roden, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Rock Ferry, England, in 1919
Roden Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. William Roden Jr., U.E. who settled in Carleton [Saint John City], New Brunswick c. 1784 he became a Freeman in 1795 was a Mariner
- Mr. William Roden Sr., U.E. who settled in Carleton [Saint John City], New Brunswick c. 1784
Roden Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Clara Eliz. Roden, aged 62, destined for Toronto, in 1910
Roden Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Robert Roden, aged 31, a bricklayer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Omega"
- Holland Roden, American actress
- Benjamin Lloyd Roden (1902-1978), American religious leader
- Steve Roden, American sound and visual artist
- Henry Roden, American Democrat politician, Member of Alaska Territorial Senate, 1913-14, 1935-42
- Catherine N. Roden, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1948, 1952
- William Thomas Roden (1817-1892), English portrait-painter
- William Sargeant Roden (1829-1882), English iron master and Liberal politician
- Claudia Roden (b. 1936), Egypt-born, English cookbook writer
- Jess Roden (b. 1947), English rock singer/guitarist
- Neil Roden, Irish professional rugby league footballer
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 alterMotto Translation:
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The Roden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Roden 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.
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