Rodríguez (surname)

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Rodríguez
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Rodríguez in the Spanish provinces
Language(s)Spanish
Origin
Region of originSpain
Meaning"Son of Rodrigo"
Other names
Variant(s)Rodigrue, Rodriques

Rodríguez (Spanish pronunciation: [roˈðɾiɣeθ], [roˈðɾiɣes]) is a Spanish patronymic (meaning Son of Rodrigo; archaic: Rodericksson) and a common surname in Spain, Latin America and the Philippines.

Its Portuguese equivalent is Rodrigues.

The "ez" signifies "son of". The name Rodrigo is the Spanish form of Roderick, meaning "famous power", from the Germanic elements "hrod" (fame) and "ric" (power). It was the name of Roderic, the last Visigothic King before the Muslim conquest, and the subject of many legends. The surname Rodríguez could have originated in the 9th century when patronymic names originated.

In Belgium the House of Rodriguez d'Evora y Vega was for generations Great Breadmaster of Flanders, see: Marquess of Rode.

Geographical distribution[edit]

As of 2014, 25.9% of all known bearers of the surname Rodríguez were residents of Mexico (frequency 1:52), 10.3% of Spain (1:49), 9.8% of Colombia (1:53), 9.2% of the United States (1:426), 8.4% of Venezuela (1:39), 5.9% of Cuba (1:21), 5.9% of Argentina (1:79), 3.2% of Peru (1:108), 2.7% of the Dominican Republic (1:41), 2.2% of Honduras (1:43), 1.6% of Ecuador (1:107), 1.6% of Panama (1:27), 1.6% of the Philippines (1:708), 1.3% of Bolivia (1:87), 1.3% of Chile (1:146), 1.3% of Guatemala (1:135), 1.2% of El Salvador (1:58), 1.2% of Costa Rica (1:44), 1.2% of Uruguay (1:32), 1.1% of Puerto Rico (1:35), and 1.1% of Nicaragua (1:60).

In Spain, the frequency of the surname was higher than national average (1:49) in the following regions:

In Cuba, the frequency of the surname was higher than national average (1:21) in the following provinces:

In Mexico, the frequency of the surname was higher than national average (1:52) in the following states:[1]

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Notable people with the surname include:

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