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Roddy Family History & Genealogy

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Roddy Last Name History & Origin

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Updated Nov 16, 2021

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Name Origin

Historians like Edward MacLysaght ("More Irish Familes" - 1960) point to at the very least three distinct septs, or families of separate origins for the Roddy-Ruddy surname:

1. Ó Rodocháin, abbreviated to Ó Rodaigh in County Leitrim, where Tadhg O’Roddy (circa 1515 C.E.) and his ancestors were coarbs of St. Cullen of Fenagh, also linked to Ó Roideacháin in County Mayo, where the Ruddy variant is common.

2. O’Roddy family from County Donegal who were erenaghs leading a sept of the Uí Bhreasail branch of Muintir banna (son of Niall of the Nine Hostages).

3. Ó Rodaigh sept of the Uí Maine, County Galway, sometimes written Ó Roidigh, or Reddy, but separate from the primary Reddy families in Counties Leinster and Kilkenny.

Spellings & Pronunciations

Roddy, Ruddy, Rody, Rhudy, Rhody, Roddey, Raddy, Roady, Roody, Roddie, Rhodey

Nationality & Ethnicity

Ireland

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