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Rodriquez Family Coat of Arms
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A patronymic name meaning "son of Rodrigo." The "ez or es" added to the root signifies "descendant of." The given name Rodrigo is the Spanish form of Roderick, meaning "famous power," from the Germanic elements "hrod, fame and "ric," power.
Spelling variations include: Rodríguez, Rodriguez, Rodriz, Rodríguiz, Rodriguiz, Rodrigo, Roderiz, Ruderiz, Roiz and many more.
First found in Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Among the early explorers of the New World was Francisco Ruiz Galán, who journeyed to Argentina with Pedro de Mendoza in 1536. Also of note was Garci Rodríguez de Vergara, who accompanied Alvar Núñez to Paraguay in 1542. His brother Pedro remained in Spain as confessor to King Philip II. Juan Rodríguez Serrano voyaged with Magellan as far as the Philippines, and commanded the fleet after Magellan's death in 1521. Other members of the family who were early emigrants to Spain's colonies in the New World included Vicente, who emigrated to Peru in 1560.
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