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Multiple Origins for the Surname Rodriguez


Spanish


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

Rodriguez Early Origins



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

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Rodriguez Spelling Variations


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Rodriguez 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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Rodriguez Early History


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Rodriguez Early History



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

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Rodriguez Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rodriguez 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 Rodriguez 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:

Rodriguez Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Juan Rodríguez Serrano voyaged with Magellan as far as the Philippines, and commanded the fleet after Magellan's death in 1521
  • Vicente Rodríguez, who emigrated to Peru in 1560
  • Beatriz Rodríguez, settled in Puerto Rico in 1560
  • Sebastian Rodríguez, settled in Colombia in 1561
  • Bartolomé Rodríguez, settled in Nicaragua in 1561 with his wife Catalina and sons Francisco and Diego
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rodriguez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Cipriano Rodriguez, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1802
  • Cristobal Rodriguez, who arrived in America in 1812
  • Catalina Rodriguez, who arrived in America in 1817
  • Fernando Rodriguez, who landed in America in 1817
  • Alexandro Rodriguez, aged 32, landed in New Orleans, La in 1825
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rodriguez Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Celestino Rodriguez, who arrived in Alabama in 1919

Rodriguez Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Pierre Rodriguez married in Deschambault, Quebec in 1749

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rodriguez (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rodriguez (post 1700)



  • David Rodriguez (1952-2015), American folk music singer-songwriter, performer and poet
  • Robert Rodriguez, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980
  • Rosemary Rodriguez, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 2000
  • Rosita Rodriguez, American politician, Representative from Connecticut 5th District, 1992, 1994, 1996
  • Rudy Rodriguez, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 43rd District, 2000
  • Samuel J. Rodriguez, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1980
  • Samuel R. Rodriguez, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 5th District, 2012
  • Sergio Rodriguez, American Republican politician, Candidate for Mayor of Buffalo, New York, 2013
  • Sixto Rodriguez, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives 21st District, 1974, 1974
  • Stephen Cruz Rodriguez (b. 1965), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 2004
  • ... (Another 88 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Rodriguez Historic Events


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Rodriguez Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Servando José Florentino Ovies y Rodriguez (d. 1912), aged 36, Cubian First Class passenger from Havana, Cuba who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

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Suggested Readings for the name Rodriguez


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Suggested Readings for the name Rodriguez



  • Our Rodriguez Family: Descendants of Manuel Rodriguez and Isabel Ortega Alvarez of Spain by B.M. Rodriguez.

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Rodriguez Family Crest Products


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Rodriguez Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    4. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    10. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
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    The Rodriguez Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rodriguez 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 13 January 2017 at 07:18.

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