Last name origins & meanings:
- English: from the personal name Hrōdrīc, composed of hrōd ‘renown’ + rīc ‘power(ful)’, Old Norse form Hroþrekr. This name was in use among the Normans in the form Rodric, but was not frequent in the medieval period.
- Welsh: Anglicized form of the personal name Rhydderch, originally a byname meaning ‘reddish brown’.
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