Roderick Family History

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Roderick Name Meaning

English: from the personal name Hrodric, composed of hrod ‘renown’ + ric ‘power(ful)’, Old Norse form Hroþrekr. This name was in use among the Normans in the form Rodric, but was not frequent in the medieval period. Welsh: Anglicized form of the personal name Rhydderch, originally a byname meaning ‘reddish brown’.

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

Similar surnames: Broderick, Frederick, Rodich, Dederick, Durick, Orrick, Lodwick

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Roderick Family Origin

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Roderick Family Occupations

What did your Roderick ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Roderick family was Agricultural Labourer. The most common Roderick occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 13% of Roderick's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roderick.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer


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

Roderick Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 46,000 census records available for the last name Roderick. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roderick 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Roderick. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Roderick. For the veterans among your Roderick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Roderick Life Expectancy

What is the average Roderick lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Roderick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Roderick in 1943 was 36, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Roderick

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Roderick 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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