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Origin and popularity of the name RODRIGUEZ


Rodriguez : 1: Spanish (Rodríguez) and Portuguese: patronymic from the personal name Rodrigo. Rodriguez (including in the sense 2 below) is the ninth most frequent surname in the US. Compare De Rodriguez Rodriquez and Driggers.2: Jewish (Sephardic): adoption of the Iberian surname (see above) at the moment of conversion to Roman Catholicism. After the return to Judaism (generations later) some descendants retained the name their families used as Catholics.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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