Re: History of the last name Rodriguez


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Posted by - (199.237.184.46) on March 11, 2003 at 21:23:35:

In Reply to: History of the last name Rodriguez posted by Melissa Rodriguez on March 05, 2003 at 12:41:56:

: Where does the last name Rodriguez come from? Who was the first person to have the name last name Rodriguez? What year or what century did the first person have the last name Rodriguez?

Definition: A patronymic name meaning "son of Rodrigo." The "ez or es" added to the root signifies "descendant of." The given name Rodrigo is the Spanish form of Roderick, meaning "famous power," from the Germanic elements "hrod, fame and "ric," power.


RODERICK m English
Means "famous power" from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and ric "power". This is the name of the main character in the poem 'The Vision of Don Roderick' by Sir Walter Scott.

RODRIGO m Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of RODERICK. This was the name of the last king of the Visigoths. He died fighting the Muslim invaders of Spain in the 8th century.
Rodriguez Spanish
Means "son of Rodrigo" in Spanish




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