Rodney Elam in the US

  1. #1,384,293 Rodney Davies
  2. #1,384,294 Rodney Dickinson
  3. #1,384,295 Rodney Dill
  4. #1,384,296 Rodney Dunaway
  5. #1,384,297 Rodney Elam
  6. #1,384,298 Rodney Foreman
  7. #1,384,299 Rodney Foust
  8. #1,384,300 Rodney Funk
  9. #1,384,301 Rodney Goodrich
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Meaning & Origins

Originally a transferred use of the surname, but in independent use as a given name since the 18th century, when it was bestowed in honour of Admiral Lord Rodney (1719–92), who defeated the French navy in 1759–60. The surname probably derives ultimately from a place name, but the location and etymology of this are uncertain. Stoke Rodney in Somerset is named for the family: the manor was held by Richard de Rodene in the early 14th century. Rodden in Somerset was Reddene in Domesday Book; this may be the source of the surname.
284th in the U.S.
English: habitational name for someone from a place called Elham, in Kent, or a lost place of this name in Crayford, Kent. The first is derived from Old English ǣl ‘eel’ + hām ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’. There is also an Elam Grange in Bingley, West Yorkshire, but the current distribution of the name in the British Isles suggests that it did not contribute significantly to the surname.
2,391st in the U.S.

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