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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


Similar surnames: Rodes, Rode, Rhodus, Lodes, Hodes, Rhode, Roder, Rhone, Hoes, Rhoades

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Rhodes Family Origin

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Rhodes Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, the most common Rhodes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Rhodes's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rhodes family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rhodes.

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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)

Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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