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The Roderick surname is derived from the Welsh personal name Rhydderch. The name also came to Britain with the Normans, usually in the form Rodrick. The name means "famous ruler", and appears in Old German as Hrodri c. Saint Roderick (d. 857) is venerated as one of the Martyrs of Córdoba.

Roderick Early Origins



The surname Roderick was first found in Powys (Welsh: Powys), a Welsh Kingdom in post-Roman times, now a county of Wales created by joining the former counties of Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire, and Breconshire, north Wales where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Roderick Spelling Variations


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Roderick Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Roderick, Rodric and others.

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Roderick Early History


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Roderick Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Roderick research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1870 and 1881 are included under the topic Early Roderick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Roderick Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Roderick Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Roderick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Roderick In Ireland


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Roderick In Ireland



Some of the Roderick family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 142 words (10 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:

Roderick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ann Roderick, age 26, who came to Mobile, Alabama in 1852
  • Ann Roderick, aged 26, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1852
  • James Roderick, aged 30, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1852
  • Jerry Roderick, aged 6, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1852
  • Mary Roderick, aged 10, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1852
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Roderick Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Roderick, aged 32, a farm labourer, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Roderick (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Roderick (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Thomas Edison Roderick (1892-1944), American Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff Allied Force Headquarters North Africa (1943-1944)
  • Casey Roderick (b. 1992), American NASCAR stock car racing driver
  • John Roderick (b. 1968), American musician and writer
  • John Roderick (1914-2008), American journalist and foreign correspondent for the Associated Press news service
  • John Roderick (b. 1944), former professional American AFL football wide receiver
  • Brande Nicole Roderick (b. 1974), American model and actress, best known for her appearances in Baywatch
  • Solomon P. Roderick, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1912
  • Joseph D. Roderick, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1932
  • J. H. Roderick, American Republican politician, Candidate for Wyoming State Senate from Uinta County, 1964
  • George W. Roderick, American Democrat politician, Delegate to New York State Constitutional Convention 6th District, 1894
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Roderick


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Suggested Readings for the name Roderick



  • Rothrock Genealogy, 1684-1978: Rodrock-Rotruck-Roderick-Raodrock By Henry Shirley Rothrock.

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Roderick Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Evans, Gwynfor. Wales: A History: 2000 Years of Welsh History. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-120-2).
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Davies, R. R. The Age of Conquest: Wales, 1063-1415. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    8. Rowlands, John, John Rowlands and Sheila Rowlands. Welsh Family History: A Guide to Research. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1999. Print. (ISBN 080631620).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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    The Roderick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Roderick 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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