Roddy Family History

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Roddy Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Rodaigh ‘descendant of Rodach’, a personal name probably derived from rod ‘spirited’, ‘furious’.

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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Roddy Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Roddy name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Roddy Family Origin

Where is the Roddy family from?

Roddy Family Occupations

What did your Roddy ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Roddy occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 8% of Roddy's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Bricklayers Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roddy. A less common occupation for the Roddy family was Shoemaker.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Bricklayers Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Shoemaker


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

Roddy Historical Records

What Roddy family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Roddy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roddy 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Roddy. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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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Roddy Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Roddy

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Roddy 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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