When David Mahaffey Roddy was born on 12 April 1810, in Rhea, Tennessee, United States, his father, Jesse Roddye, was 35 and his mother, Jane 'Jenny' Mahaffe, was 33. He married Elizabeth Brabson Smith on 2 November 1842, in Rhea, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 5 March 1885, in Roddy, Rhea, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 74.
of Galway origin, a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Rodaigh ‘descendant of Rodach’, a personal name based on rod ‘spirited, lively, strong’. Forms with vowel e derive from a variant, Ó Roidigh. Compare Redding .
shortened Anglicized form of Irish Ó Rodacháin ‘descendant of Rodachán’, a personal name which is a diminutive of rodach. This was an ecclesiastical family in Leitrim. A variant Ó Roideacháin gives Redican , for which Reddington was sometimes adopted as an Anglicized equivalent.
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