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Rodas Name Meaning

Catalan: variant of Rodes 2. Galician and Portuguese: habitational name from any of three places in Galicia (in Lugo, Ourense, and Pontevedra), named Rodas, from the plural of roda ‘wheel’. metonymic occupational name for a wheelwright, from roda ‘wheel’, cognate with 1.

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


Similar surnames: Rodes, Rosas, Roda, Rodis, Rozas, Rojas, Ribas, Rada, Regas, Bordas

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Where is the Rodas family from?

You can see how Rodas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rodas family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rodas families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Rodas family living in Illinois. This was about 50% of all the recorded Rodas's in the USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Rodas families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rodas surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rodas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rodas. 23% of Rodas men worked as a Laborer.

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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
    23%
  • Farm Operator
    19%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Cook
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    100%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rodas. 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 168 military records available for the last name Rodas. For the veterans among your Rodas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rodas lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Rodas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Rodas in 1958 was 66, and 58 in 2004.

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