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RODDY Family History

This name, with variant spellings Rodie, Rhoddie, Roddy and Ruddy, has two distinct possible origins, the first being an Anglicization of the Olde Gaelic "O'Rodochain", written in modern Irish as O' Rodaigh. The Gaelic prefix "O" indicates "male descendant of ", plus the genitive form of the personal byname "Rodach", from "rod" meaning "strong". Two distinct septs of this name existed in Ireland, one belonged to Fenagh in County Leitrim where the family held church lands and maintained the resident priests for generations.

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Sidney (Pap) Roddy


Peter Roddy sailed to Australia on the Morning Light, Nov 1857 age 27 - married Bridget Ryan from Tipperary Ireland, in Australia - his parents were John and Mary Roddy, her parents were Michael and Catherine Ryan.

Daniel James Patrick Rodd

Great great grandfather John Roddy (O’Roddy?) born in 1815 in Ireland. Married Hannah Kelly. Traveled to America with family in mid 1800’s. Found in 1880 census. Great Grandfather: Owen Roddy Grandfather James Francis Roddy born 1901 in Ohio Father James Vincent Roddy born 1934

Sue Roddy-Whiting

Great grandfather Peter Roddy, originated from Leitrim immigrated to Australia in Nov 1855. His parents were John and Mary (nee Ryan)

Nancy Asti

Hello, I am descendant of James Ruddy of Leitrim. He was born in 1870 and came to USA in 1890 or so and settled in Paterson NJ where he married Mary Ann Barrett. Looking for any family.


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