Rodríguez (surname)

Family name
name = Rodríguez

caption = Rodríguez in the Spanish provinces
meaning = "Son of Rodrigo"
region = Spain
language = Spanish
search = Rodriguez
related names = Rodigrue, Rodriques

Rodríguez is a Spanish Patronymic (meaning "Son of Rodrigo") and a common family name (surname) in Spanish, Latin America and other places. The "ez" or "es" 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. It was first found in Castile, where the name originated during Visigothic times. It is now the 9th most common surname among North Americans. In the 1990 United States Census, however, 'Rodrigues' ranked twenty-second, accounting for 0.23% of the population. [United States Census Bureau (9 May 1995). . Retrieved on 2008-07-04.]

The Portuguese equivalent of the name is Rodrigues.

It is a name associated with a great number of different people:

* The family name "Rodríguez" is attested among the 17th Century Atlantic Creoles.

As a first name, it is associated with Saint Rodrigo (9th century).
* Albita Rodríguez, Cuban-American singer
* Alex Rodriguez, Dominican-American baseball player
* Alfonso Rodriguez, Jr.
* Alfonso Daniel Smallcaps|Rodríguez Castelao (1886–1950), Spanish writer and politician of Galicia
* Alphonsus Rodriguez, Spanish saint
* Antonio Rodríguez San Juan, Venezuela Politician, Vargas's governor
* Bender Bending Rodríguez, a character from the TV series "Futurama"
* Carrie Rodriguez, American singer-songwriter
* Cayetano José Rodríguez, Argentine member of the Congress of Tucumán
* Clemente Rodríguez, Argentinian football player
* Cosiri Rodriguez, Dominican volleyball player
* Daniel Rodriguez, American tenor
* David Rodriguez, singer-songwriter
* Douglas Rodríguez (born 1950), Cuban boxer
* Emiliano Rodríguez, Spanish basketball player
* Emir Smallcaps|Rodríguez Monegal (1921–1985), Uruguyan literary critic, editor, writer
* Ernesto Rodríguez (born 1969), Argentinian-Spanish volleyball player
* Freddy Rodriguez, American actor
* Gerardo Matos Rodríguez, Uruguayan composer
* Héctor Rodríguez, Cuban baseball player
* Iván Rodríguez, Puerto Rican baseball player
* José Luis Rodríguez "El Puma", Venezuelan singer and actor
* José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Head of government of Spain
* Junius P. Rodriguez (born 1957), American academic
* Luis Rodríguez (born 1969), Puerto Rican volleyball player
* Manuel Rodríguez (1785-1818) Chilean Independence Hero
* Mariel Rodriguez, Filipina actress and T.V. host
* Marvin Rodríguez, Costa Rican football (soccer) player
* Maxime Rodriguez, French composer
* Maximiliano Rodríguez, Argentinian football player
* Michelle Rodríguez, American actress of Puerto Rican descent
* Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Echeverría, President of Costa Rica
* Omar Rodriguez, American Composer
* Pablo Rodriguez, Argentina-born Canadian politician.
* Rich Rodriguez, American football coach.
* Robert Rodriguez, American film director
* Silvio Rodríguez, Cuban singer-songwriter
* Simón Rodríguez, Venezuelan philosopher and educator
* Sixto Diaz Rodriguez, (a.k.a Rodriguez) American singer and recording artist, author of the song "Sugarman"
* Ventura Rodríguez, Spanish architect of the 18th century
* Wandy Rodríguez, Dominican baseball player
* Vicente Rodríguez, Spanish boxer

;Part of combined surname
* Alejandro Correa Rodríguez (born 1979) Uruguayan footballer
* Alejandro Encinas Rodríguez
* Mariano Ospina Rodríguez, President of Colombia (1857-1861).

ee also

*Rodrigues (surname)
*Disambiguation Sub-Page
**Alfonso Rodriguez
**Alberto Rodríguez
**Alejandro Rodríguez
**Ángel Rodríguez
**Antonio Rodríguez
**Cesar Rodriguez
**Fernando Rodríguez
**Francisco Rodriguez
**Guillermo Rodríguez
**Jorge Rodríguez
**José Luis Rodríguez
**Luis Rodriguez
**Marco Rodriguez
**Mauricio Rodríguez
**Natalia Rodríguez


Further reading

* [ Surname distribution in Spain]

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