The surname Rodie 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 Rodie family
The surname Rodie 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 Rodie family
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Rodie Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Rodie 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 Rodie family to Ireland
Some of the Rodie family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Rodie family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Rodie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- David Rodie, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Port Patrick, in 1903
- John Rodie, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States from Port Patrick, in 1903
- Marko Rodie, aged 31, who emigrated to America, in 1903
- Mrs William S Rodie, aged 37, who landed in America, in 1905
- William Rodie, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1909
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Rodie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Peter Rodie, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817