Rodrigues Family History

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Rodrigues Name Meaning

Portuguese: patronymic from the Germanic personal name Rodrigo. The surname is also common in the cities of the west coast of India, having been taken there by Portuguese colonists. Variant spelling of Spanish Rodriguez.

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

Similar surnames: Rodriguez, Rodriques, Rodrigue, Rodrigo, Rodriquez, Rodiguez

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Rodrigues Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rodrigues name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rodrigues. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Portugal


  • England & Wales


  • France


  • Spain


  • Ireland & Scotland


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Rodrigues Family Origin

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Rodrigues Family Occupations

What did your Rodrigues ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rodrigues. A less common occupation for the Rodrigues family was Keeping House. The most common Rodrigues occupation in the USA was Laborer. 30% of Rodrigues's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Rodrigues ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Rodrigues Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 104,000 census records available for the last name Rodrigues. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rodrigues census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 34,000 immigration records available for the last name Rodrigues. 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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Draft Card

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Rodrigues. For the veterans among your Rodrigues ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rodrigues Life Expectancy

What is the average Rodrigues lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Rodrigues life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Rodrigues in 1945 was 46, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rodrigues ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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