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 Hrodric. Saint Roderick (d. 857) is venerated as one of the Martyrs of Córdoba.
Early Origins of the Rodrick family
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.
Early History of the Rodrick family
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Rodrick Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Roderick, Rodric and others.
Early Notables of the Rodrick family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rodrick family to Ireland
Some of the Rodrick family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Rodrick family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Rodrick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Rodrick Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Rodrick (post 1700)
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