Rodriguez Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History

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Origin, Meaning and Family History of the Rodriguez Name

Origins, Meaning, History
This is a Spanish patronymic surname meaning “the ron of Rodrigo”. Rodrigo is a Spanish and Portuguese personal (first) name that meant “he who is rich in glory” and is derived from the Germanic name Roderick or Hrodrix.  Roderic (also spelled Ruderic), known as King Rodrigo, was the last Visigothic King of Hispania (the Roman name for the Iberian Peninsula) from 710 to 712 AD who was defeated by invading Muslims. The etymology of the name is explained as follows: hrod means glory or fame, and ric means rich or powerful, which are Germanic words. The name literally translated to “the famous ruler”. One source claims the family first established its roots in Castile, which was a Christian kingdom in Spain during medieval times.

There is however, a second, non-Germanic origin theory of this surname. In ancient Gaelic-Breton, the words Rhyd derchh meant “famous chief”, which may account for this surnames popularity throughout Europe. Another second translation is “the red haired”. There was also a famous King of Wales, Rhodi or Roberic Mawr who lived in the ninth century.

Spelling Variants
The Portuguese equivalent of this surname is Rodrigues (with an S used as the termination instead of a Z).  The English version is Roderick and the German version is Rodiger. There is also a rare surname in the Netherlands, Raderootjes, which may be related. Common spelling variations are Rodriguiz, Rodriquez, Rhodriquez, Rodriz, Ruderiz, and many others.

Popularity & Geographic Distribution
As of the 2000 census, the surname Rodriguez ranked 9th in terms of popularity in the United States. The surname ranked 4th in Spain as of 2013. In Mexico, as of 2005, the last name ranked 4th. The name is also very prevalent in Puerto Rico, as well as Colombia, Venezuela, and Argentina, as well as other Latin and South American nations, naturally.

Early Bearers of the Last Name
Rodrigo Rodriguez was the Count of Castile in 1228 AD. The charters of the city of Lubeck, Germany record one Heinrich Rodrigerus in 1260 AD. A notable bearer of the personal name was Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, more commonly known as El Cid, who was a Castilian nobleman and military commander who reigned as Prince of Valenica from 1094-1099 AD, and became a national hero in Spain.

Early Settlers to the New World
Some early settlers in the Americas recorded by history include Vicente Rodriguez (1560 Peru), Beatriz Rodriguez (1560 Puerto Rico), Sebastian Rodriguez (1561 Colombia), and Bartolome Rodriguez (Nicaragua 1561).

Genealogy
A one Maria Rodriguez was born in 1551 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. She married Juan de Montoro and had two issue with him: Maria and Juan de Monroto Guzman. Her daughter Maria died in 1620. A one Antonio Rodriguez was born in 1671 in Sierra de Pinos, Mexico. He married Catarina Hernandez in 1692 and they had a son named Pedro. Pedro was born in 1695 in Puesto de los Maguelles. He married Juana Maria de los Dolores de Aguiar.

Notables
There are numerous famous people bearing this surname, including, but not limited to: 1) Abelardo Rodriguez Lujan (1889-1967) who was the President of Mexico in the 1930s, 2) Manuel Xavier Rodriguez Erdoiza (1785-1818) who was an Chilean guerilla and lawyer who is considered one of Chile’s founding fathers, 3) Gilberto Domingo Rodriguez (1929-2004) who was a Venezuelan biologist, and 4) Ventura Rodriguez Tizron (1717-1785) who was a Spanish architect and artist.

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1 & 2) Espagne - De sinople (ou de sable) à cinq besants d'argent 2 1 et 2. English: Vert (or sable ) 5 bezants argent 2,1 and 2.
3) Espagne - (Academia Heraldica) D'or au sautoir alésé de gueules cantonné de quatre fleurs-de-lis d'azur. English: Or a saltire couped gules having in each quarter a fleur-de-lys azure.
4) Espagne - D'azur à une tour d'argent ouverte et ajourée de sable à la bordure de sinople ch de huit pommes de pin d'or les queues en haut. English: Azure a tower argent openings and portcullis sable a bordure vert charged with 8 pineapples or, the stems upwards.
5) Espagne - De gueules à un buste de guerrier cuirassé et heaumé d'argent sommé d'une croix de Lorraine du même. English: Gules the bust of a warrior armoured and helmed argent surmounted by a Cross Lorraine of the same.
6) de Evora - Espagne Écartelé aux 1 et 4 d'azur au lion d'or lampassé de gueules tenant trois feuilles d'or à la cotice de gueules brochant sur le tout ch en chef d'une comète d'or et en pointe d'un rocher de trois coupeaux du même aux 2 et 3 d'azur à trois étoiles d'or Cimier une croix pattée de gueules entre un vol d'azur. English: Quarterly 1st & 4th azure a lion or langued gules holding three leaves or, a cottice (very thin bend) gules covering overall charged with in chief a comet or and in base a rock (mountain) of three peaks of the same 2nd & 3rd azure three etoiles or Crest- a cross pattee between a pair of wings azure .
7) de Evora Y Vega - Marquis de Rodes baron de Berleghem - Brabant - (Marquis de Rodes, 14 juillet 1682; barons de Berleghem, 27 juillet 1682; rec. desdits titres, 26 janv. 1822) Les armes précédentes sans manteau Casque couronné Cimier une aigle d'or Supports deux lions d'or armés et lampassés de gueules celui à senestre ayant la tête contournée tenant chacun une bannière celle à dextre aux armes de Rodriguez de Evora celle à senestre aux armes de la seigneurie de Rodes. English: The previous arms, without the mantling Crowned with a helmet Crest- an eagle or Supporters- two lions or armed, langued gules that on the sinister having the head to sinister each holding a banner that on the dexter with the arms of Rodriguez de Evora that on the sinister the arms of the Lord of Rodes.
8) de Evora Y Vega - (Marquis) - Brabant Écartelé aux 1 et 4 de gueules à l'aigle d'or becquée membrée et couronnée d'azur (Vega) aux 2 et 3 d'argent à trois fleurs-de-lis d'azur (Arunjo) Sur le tout les armes de Rodriguez de Evora Sur le tout du tout d'or au lion de sable à la bordure engrelée du même (seigneurie de Rodes) Supports deux lions d'or armés et lampassés de gueules Manteau de gueules doublé d'hermine sommé d'une couronne princière Devise IN DOMINO SPES MEA. English: Quarterly 1st & 4th gules an eagle or beaked, legged and crowned azure (for Vega) 2nd & 3rd arg three fleur-de-lys azure (for Arunjo), overall (in an escutcheon over those quarters) the arms of Rodriquez de Evora. Over the whole shield (in an escutcheon) or a lion sable with a bordure engrailed of the same (for the Lord of Rodes) Supporters- 2 lions or armed and langued gules Mantling- gules lined with ermine surmounted by a Princes Crown Motto- IN DOMINO SPES MEA.
9) de La Millia - Andalousie Parti au 1 de gueules à une aigle de sable à trois bandes d'or brochant sur le tout au 2 d'or à une tour sommée d'une tourelle au naturel et une femme issante des créneaux habillée d'azur tenant de sa main dextre une épée d'argent et de sa senestre un bouclier du même L'écu entouré d'une bordure d'or ch de huit lions de gueules Sur le tout d'azur à un M d'or surmonté d'une couronne à l'antique du même. English: Per pale First gules an eagle sable three bends sinister or overall Second or a tower surmounted by a turret proper and a woman issuant from the crenells (battlements) dressed in azure holding in her dexter hand a sword argent and in her sinister hand a shield of the same. The entire shield has a bordure or charged with 8 lions gules overall (an escutcheon ) azure an M (Letter 'M' for Millia perhaps?) or surmounted by an antique crown of the same.
10) de Pedroso - Castille Coupé au 1 d'azur au sautoir d'or cantonné de quatre fleurs-de-lis d'argent (Rodriguez) au 2 d'argent à cinq poids de sable 2 1 et 2 (en forme de cilindre muni d'un anneau au sommet) (Pedroso). English: Per fess First azure a saltire or in each quarter a fleur-de-lys argent (for Rodriguez) Second argent 5 weights (in the form of a cylinder supplied with an annullet on the top) sable 2, 1 and 2 .
11) (Rodriguez-Navarro). Murcie Écartelé de deux filets d'or au 1 d'azur à une coquille d'argent au 2 d'azur à un soleil d'or au 3 d'azur à un faisceau de quatre flèches les pointes en bas et un arc brochant en fasce le tout d'or au 4 d'azur à une bande d'argent et un lion rampant au naturel tenant une épée brochant sur la bande L'écu entouré d'une bordure de gueules ch d'une chaîne de huit chaînons d'or. English: Quarterly of two filets or (quarterly with a fillet cross overall) First azure an escallop argent Second azure the sun in his splendour or Third azure a bundle of four arrows the points in base and a bow covering them all fesswise or Fourth azure a bend argent and a lion rampant proper holding a sword covering the bend. over the whole shield a bordure gules charged with a chain of 8 links or.

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