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The prestigious surname Rodrigo originated in Spain, a country which has figured prominently in world affairs for hundreds of years. The name is patronymic in origin, deriving from the name of the father of the initial bearer, and its roots can be traced back to the Visigoths, the Germanic tribe who ruled Spain between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries. Rodrigo is derived from the Germanic personal name "Hrodric," which is composed of the elements "hrod," meaning "renown," and "ric," meaning "power." Thus, the name Rodrigo combines this personal name with the patronymic suffix "-ez," and refers to "a famous ruler."

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The surname Rodrigo was first found in Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Rodríguez, Rodriguez, Rhodriquez, Rhodriguez, Rodriz, Rodríguiz, Rodriguiz, Rodrigo, Roderiz, Ruderiz, Roiz and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rodrigo research. Another 456 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1194, 1199, 1228, 1300, 1380, 1410, 1440, and 1581 are included under the topic Early Rodrigo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Prominent among members of the family were Pedro Ruiz de Guzmán, majordomo of King Alfonso IX in 1194; Gonzalo Ruiz, who took over the same post in 1199; Rodrigo Rodríguez, Count of Castile in 1228; Gonzalo Ruiz de Cieza, a fourteenth century nobleman; Gonzalo Ruiz de Toledo, Count of Orgaz and...

Another 105 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rodrigo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rodrigo Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francis Rodrigo, who landed in New Jersey in 1776
  • Joseph Rodrigo, who landed in New Jersey in 1776

Rodrigo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bartolome Rodrigo, who landed in America in 1817
  • Gabriel Rodrigo, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1821
  • Aries Rodrigo, who arrived in Rio de Is Plata in 1835
  • M Rodrigo, aged 25, landed in New Orleans, La in 1839
  • Marcelino Rodrigo, aged 30, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1839
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  • Joaquín Rodrigo, Spanish composer and guitarist
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  • Descendants of Jean Rodrigue and Anne LeRoy of Portugal, Canada, U.S.A. (Louisiana) by Wilma Boudreaux, Our Rodriguez and Isabel Ortega Alvarez of Spa.
  • by B.M. Rodriguez.
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    Other References

    1. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    7. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    9. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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