Rod Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of several places named Rod, or a topographic name for somene who lived in a woodland clearing, from a derivative of Middle High German roden ‘to clear land for cultivation’. Compare Rhodes. Norwegian (Rød): habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads so named, from Old Norse ruð ‘clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Rode, Roe, Roda, Rohr, Rad, Ron, Roch, Goy, Rodi, Roh

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Rod Family Origin

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Rod Family Occupations

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In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rod. 35% of Rod men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Rod women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rod were Proprietor and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    35%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Proprietor
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Maid
    18%
  • Waitress
    9%
  • Teacher
    9%

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

Rod Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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

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Rod Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Rod life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Rod in 1951 was 50, and 76 in 2004.

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