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Rodman Early Origins



The surname Rodman 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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
. Alternatively, the name could have been derived from the place name Rodden in Shropshire. There is also a Rodden river in Shropshire.

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Rodman Spelling Variations


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Rodman Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Roddam, Rodden, Roddan, Roddin, Rodan and others.

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Rodman Early History


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Rodman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rodman research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1491, 1755, 1461, 1591 and are included under the topic Early Rodman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rodman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rodman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rodman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rodman In Ireland


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Rodman In Ireland



Some of the Rodman 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 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:

Rodman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Rodman, who arrived in Newport, Rhode Island in 1675
  • Mary Rodman, who arrived in Maryland in 1677

Rodman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Simon Rodman, who landed in Massachusetts in 1753

Rodman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Rodman, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rodman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rodman (post 1700)



  • Gilbert Rodman (1800-1862), American Pennsylvania attorney and government official
  • William Blount Rodman (1817-1893), American lawyer and politician
  • Halsey Rodman (b. 1973), American artist
  • Robert Rodman, American professor of computer science at North Carolina State University
  • Samuel Jacob Rodman (b. 1898), American double-agent during World War II
  • John Rodman (1775-1847), American lawyer and politician
  • Isaac Peace Rodman (1822-1862), American Rhode Island banker and politician, and a Union Army brigadier general
  • James Albert Rodman (d. 1961), American Republican politician, Real estate developer; Delegate to Nebraska State Constitutional Convention, 1919-20; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oregon, 1948
  • Francis A. Rodman (1829-1888), American Republican politician, Secretary of State of Missouri, 1865-71
  • Estelle Rodman, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1952
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



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 alter
Motto Translation: Another succeeds.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)

Other References

  1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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The Rodman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rodman 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.

This page was last modified on 25 November 2016 at 14:28.

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