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