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Rodd Family History

Rodd Name Meaning

English: variant of Rhodes. German: variant of Rode 1.

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


Similar surnames: Rode, Rody, Rhode, Roda, Roed, Rodi, Rod, Codd, Redd, Rock

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Where is the Rodd family from?

You can see how Rodd families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rodd family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rodd families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Rodd families living in Illinois. This was about 29% of all the recorded Rodd's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Rodd families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rodd surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rodd ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rodd. 28% of Rodd men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Rodd women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rodd were Carpenter and Maid.

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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
    28%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    20%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Housework
    10%
  • Maid
    10%
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Rodd. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rodd 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 Rodd. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Rodd. For the veterans among your Rodd ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rodd lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Rodd life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rodd in 1945 was 44, and 87 in 2004.

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