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

Rodriguez Early Origins



The surname Rodriguez was first found in Brittany.

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Rodriguez Spelling Variations


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Rodriguez Spelling Variations



There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Rodrigue, Roderigue, Rodrigues, Roderigues 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 72 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1697, 1717, and 1741 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)



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 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



France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North Ameri ca. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Rodriguez has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Rodriguez 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 86 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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. 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).
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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.

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