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Rhodes Family History

Rhodes Name Meaning
English (chiefly Yorkshire): topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing in woodland (see Rode 3). This, the most common form of the name, has been influenced in spelling by the English name of the Greek island of Rhodes (Greek Rhodos), with which there is no connection. There is no connection, either, with modern English road (Old English rad ‘riding’), which was not used to denote a thoroughfare until the 16th century.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Rhodes Families

  • Number of Rhodes families
     518 - 1,033
     173 - 517
     1 - 172
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Rhodes families
     3,296 - 6,589
     1,099 - 3,295
     1 - 1,098
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Rhodes families
     12 - 22
     5 - 11
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Rhodes Family Origin

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Rhodes Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Rhodes

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Rhodes Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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