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Rood Name Meaning

Dutch: nickname for someone with red hair from Middle Dutch ro(e)de ‘red’. English: topographic name for someone who lived by a village or town cross (Middle English rōde roode Old English rōd(e)). English: topographic name for someone who lived by a woodland clearing from an unrecorded Middle English rōd(e) rood Old English rēod(e). This name would have been synonymous with Road (see Rhode ) and the two names were therefore interchangeable especially in Somerset and Devon. English: in Devon a post-medieval spelling of Rude . Americanized form of Norwegian Ruud or Rud .

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

Similar surnames: Root, Rook, Roos, Wood, Hood, Hoos, Rojo, Roig, Groot, Loo

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Where is the Rood family from?

You can see how Rood families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rood family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rood families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 81 Rood families living in New York. This was about 36% of all the recorded Rood's in USA. New York had the highest population of Rood families in 1840.
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What did your Rood ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rood. 16% of Rood men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Rood women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rood were Farm Laborer and Clerk. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Rood. 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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There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Rood. For the veterans among your Rood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rood lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Rood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Rood in 1946 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

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