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Roddy Family History

Roddy Name Meaning

Irish:: of Galway origin a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Rodaigh ‘descendant of Rodach’ a personal name based on rod ‘spirited lively strong’. Forms with vowel e derive from a variant Ó Roidigh. Compare Redding . shortened Anglicized form of Irish Ó Rodacháin ‘descendant of Rodachán’ a personal name which is a diminutive of rodach. This was an ecclesiastical family in Leitrim. A variant Ó Roideacháin gives Redican for which Reddington was sometimes adopted as an Anglicized equivalent.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Reddy, Droddy, Roden, Reidy, Leddy, Duddy, Keddy, Dodd, Oddy, Codd

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Where is the Roddy family from?

You can see how Roddy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Roddy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Roddy families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Roddy families living in Tennessee. This was about 32% of all the recorded Roddy's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Roddy families in 1840.
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What did your Roddy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Roddy. 18% of Roddy men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Roddy women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Roddy were Clerk and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Maid
  • Clerk
  • Teacher
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Roddy. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Roddy. For the veterans among your Roddy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Roddy lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Roddy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Roddy in 1943 was 43, and 74 in 2004.

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