Rodrigues (surname)

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Family name
Language(s) of origin Portuguese

Rodrigues is a common surname in the Portuguese language. It was originally a Patronymic, meaning Son of Rodrigo or Son of Rui. The "es" signifies "son of". The name Rodrigo (or the short form Rui) is the Portuguese form of Roderick, meaning "famous power" or "famous ruler", from the Germanic elements "hrod" (fame) and "ric" (power), from the Proto-Germanic *Hrōþirīk(i)az. It was the name of Roderic, the last Visigothic King before the Moorish Islamic conquest, and the subject of many legends. The surname Rodrigues could have originated in the 9th century when patronymic names originated.[citation needed] Its Spanish equivalent is Rodríguez.

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