The Rodrick 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 Hrodric. Saint Roderick (d. 857) is venerated as one of the Martyrs of Córdoba.
Early Origins of the Rodrick family
The surname Rodrick 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
, 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
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.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.
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
- M. Rodrick, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from Halifax, in 1896
- Gladys Rodrick, aged 0, who settled in America from Wales, in 1899
- Jenkin Rodrick, aged 42, who landed in America from Wales, in 1899
Rodrick Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- William Rodrick, aged 47, who emigrated to America from England, in 1902
- Arthur Rodrick, aged 12, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1904
- Rolland R. Rodrick, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1904
- Marg Rodrick, aged 42, who settled in America from Liverpool, in 1904
- Owen Rodrick, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Pontardawe, Wales, in 1912
Contemporary Notables of the name Rodrick (post 1700)
- Michael J. Rodrick (b. 1970), American film and television actor from Jersey City, New Jersey
- Stephen Rodrick, American journalist, contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine
- Della Rodrick, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1948 CITATION[CLOSE]
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