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Roda Name Meaning

Catalan: habitational name from any of the various places named Roda, for example Roda de Ter, Roda de Berà, Roda de Ribagorça, from Catalan roda ‘wheel’ (Latin rota), possibly denoting a waterwheel. Greek: variant of Rodias (see Rodia). German: habitation name from any of numerous places, particularly in central eastern Germany, named Roda or Rhoda.

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


Similar surnames: Rota, Rodas, Rode, Rada, Roca, Roma, Rod, Rosa, Roza, Rodia

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Where is the Roda family from?

You can see how Roda families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Roda family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Roda families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Roda family living in Missouri. This was about 33% of all the recorded Roda's in the USA. Missouri and 2 other states had the highest population of Roda families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Roda surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Roda ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Roda. 27% of Roda men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Roda women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Roda were Salesman and Housekeeper.

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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
    27%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Proprietor
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    12%
  • Bookkeeper
    12%
  • Machine Operator
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Roda. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roda 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Roda. 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 802 military records available for the last name Roda. For the veterans among your Roda ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Roda lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2003, in the United States, Roda life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Roda in 1957 was 56, and 83 in 2003.

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