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Rhodus Name Meaning

Perhaps an altered form of Rhodes or German Rhodius a Latinized form of Rode perhaps indicating the personal as opposed to the topographic name (see Rode ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Rhodes, Readus, Rhode, Roup, Hodum, Rous, Rasmus, Roden, Theus, Hodes

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Where is the Rhodus family from?

You can see how Rhodus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rhodus family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Rhodus families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Rhodus families living in South Carolina. This was about 44% of all the recorded Rhodus's in USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Rhodus families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rhodus surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rhodus ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and House Keeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rhodus. 41% of Rhodus men worked as a Farmer and 49% of Rhodus women worked as a House Keeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rhodus were Truck Driver and Spinner. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • House Keeper
  • Housekeeper
  • House Wife
  • Spinner
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rhodus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rhodus census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 43 immigration records available for the last name Rhodus. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 752 military records available for the last name Rhodus. For the veterans among your Rhodus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rhodus lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Rhodus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Rhodus in 1953 was 51, and 60 in 2004.

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