Rodriquez History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The prestigious surname Rodriquez 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. Rodriquez is derived from the Germanic personal name "Hrodric," which is composed of the elements "hrod," meaning "renown," and "ric," meaning "power." Thus, the name Rodriquez combines this personal name with the patronymic suffix "-ez," and refers to "a famous ruler."
Early Origins of the Rodriquez family
The surname Rodriquez was first found in Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.
Early History of the Rodriquez family
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Rodriquez Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Rodríguez, Rodriguez, Rhodriquez, Rhodriguez, Rodriz, Rodríguiz, Rodriguiz, Rodrigo, Roderiz, Ruderiz, Roiz and many more.
Early Notables of the Rodriquez family (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 Chancellor of Castile in the early 1300s; Juan Ruiz, Archpriest of Hita and author of the medieval Spanish masterpiece, "Libro de buen amor"; Gonzalo Rodríguez, poet and...
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In the United States, the name Rodriquez is the 289th most popular surname with an estimated 92,019 people with that name. 
Rodriquez migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Rodriquez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- A. Rodriquez, aged 40, who immigrated to the United States from Havana, in 1894
Rodriquez Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- A.A. Rodriquez, aged 33, who settled in America, in 1908
- Alfredo Rodriquez, aged 24, who landed in America from Havana, Cuba, in 1908
- Amelia Rodriquez, aged 17, who settled in America from Gibraltar, Spain, in 1912
- Albino Rodriquez, aged 23, who immigrated to the United States from Golpellas, Spain, in 1913
- Alfredo Rodriquez, who immigrated to America, in 1913
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Contemporary Notables of the name Rodriquez (post 1700) +
- Manny Rodriquez (b. 1963), American professional baseball player
- Juan Rodriquez (b. 1952), American professional football player
- Carmen Espinoza- Rodriquez (b. 1970), American singer-songwriter
- Tina W. Rodriquez, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 2004; Member, Rules Committee, 2008 
- Rolin Rodriquez, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1988 
- Richard Carl Rodriquez, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972 
- Pedro L. Rodriquez, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 22nd District, 1966 
- Oscar Rodriquez, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 80th District, 1976 
- Kevin A. Rodriquez, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for Virgin Islands legislature from St. Thomas-St.John, 2002; Member of Democratic National Committee from Virgin Islands, 2008 
- Jorge Rodriquez, American politician, Member of Virgin Islands legislature, 1955-56 
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