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Brittany is the region of ancient France from which the name Rodrigues was derived. It comes from when the family lived in Brittany.

Rodrigues Early Origins



The surname Rodrigues was first found in Brittany.

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Rodrigues Spelling Variations


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Rodrigues Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Rodrigues include Rodrigue, Roderigue, Rodrigues, Roderigues 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 72 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1697, 1717, and 1741 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)



Notable amongst this name at this time was Jean-Ignace de Roderigue, who was a Jesuit scholar born in 1697 in Malmedy, near Aix-la-Chapelle. In 1717 he entered the Company of Jesus, to which he was faithful for eight years. After having travelled, he settled...

Another 43 words (3 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



French settlers came early to North American, following in the wake of the explorers, and creating New France. Quebec City, founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain is said to have been the first American site founded as a permanent settlement, rather than as just a commercial outpost. But emigration was slow, in 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 French people in Quebec, and by 1663, when the region was officially made The Royal Colony of New France, by Louis XIV, there still only around 500 settlers. Over 2,000 would arrive during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted immigrants, both noble and commoner from France. By 1675, there were around 7000 French in the colony, and by that same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. Despite the loss of the Colony to England, the French people flourished in Lower Canada. Among settlers to North America of the Rodrigues surname 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
  • Benjamin Olinde Rodrigues (1795-1851), French banker, mathematician, and social reformer
  • 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
  • ... (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. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    7. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    8. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    9. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    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.

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