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Multiple Origins for the Surname Rodrigues


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The prestigious surname Rodrigues 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. Rodrigues is derived from the Germanic personal name "Hrodric," which is composed of the elements "hrod," meaning "renown," and "ric," meaning "power." Thus, the name Rodrigues combines this personal name with the patronymic suffix "-ez," and refers to "a famous ruler."

Rodrigues Early Origins



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

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Rodrigues Spelling Variations


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Rodrigues Spelling Variations



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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Rodrigues Early History


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Rodrigues Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rodrigues 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 Rodrigues History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rodrigues Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rodrigues Early Notables (pre 1700)



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 Rodrigues Notables 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:

Rodrigues Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Moses Rodrigues, who arrived in Jamaica in 1740
  • Emanuel Rodrigues, aged 30, landed in New Jersey in 1776

Rodrigues Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Josefa Rodrigues, aged 50, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1826
  • Charles Rodrigues, aged 33, landed in New Orleans, La in 1827
  • Domingo Rodrigues, aged 50, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Jose Rodrigues, aged 30, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Vaxcisco Rodrigues, aged 21, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rodrigues (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rodrigues (post 1700)



  • Nancy Rodrigues, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1996
  • Michael J. Rodrigues, American Democrat politician, Elected Massachusetts State House of Representatives Eighth Bristol District 2002
  • J. J. Rodrigues, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960
  • Annette T. Rodrigues, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2008
  • Arquimínio Rodrigues da Costa (1924-2016), Portuguese prelate, Bishop of Macau (1976–1988)
  • Hermes Rodrigues da Fonseca (1855-1923), Brazilian soldier and politician
  • Dom Diego "Roiz" Rodrigues (1500-1577), Portuguese explorer of the Indian Ocean
  • António Pedro Nobre Carmona Rodrigues (b. 1956), Portuguese university professor and politician, mayor of Lisbon
  • Américo de Deus Rodrigues Tomás GCC, GOA, GOSE (1894-1987), Portuguese admiral and politician, the 13th President of Portugal
  • Amália da Piedade Rodrigues GCSE, GCIH (1920-1999), Portuguese singer and actress
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    4. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. 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.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

    The Rodrigues Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rodrigues 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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