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Re: Rood/Rodd Coat of Arms
Posted by: Martin Goldstraw (ID *****3342) Date: November 11, 2013 at 02:24:31
In Reply to: Rood/Rodd Coat of Arms by Angela Reed of 3960

I can find two achievements for Rodd, but they are of Cornwall. I can't see any for Rood. Given that coats of arms belong to the original grantee or user and their male descendants, it may be that you don't actually have a claim to any of these arms. It is a common misconception that arms belong to a surname but they don't.

All you can do is complete your genealogy and hope that you find evidence that one of your ancestors actually bore arms (perhaps there is a record in the Somerset Visitations).

Good luck.

Regards,
Martin


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