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Rode Name Meaning

German: from a short form of any of the various Germanic personal names with the first element hrod ‘renown’. Compare Robert, Rudiger. North German, Danish, and English: topographic name for someone who lived on land cleared for cultivation or in a clearing in woodland, from Middle Low German rode, Danish rothe, Old English rod. Compare English Rhodes. English: habitational name from any of the many places named with this word, as for example Rode in Cheshire. Slovenian: topographic name from the adjective rod ‘barren’, denoting someone who lived on a barren land. Slovenian: nickname from the Slovenian dialect word rode ‘person with disheveled hair’, a derivative of rod ‘curly’ or ‘hairy’.

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

Similar surnames: Roder, Rose, Rod, Bode, Rowe, Roe, Rohe, Roden, Rodes, Roda

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Where is the Rode family from?

You can see how Rode families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rode family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rode families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Rode families living in New York. This was about 27% of all the recorded Rode's in USA. New York and 2 other states had the highest population of Rode families in 1840.
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What did your Rode ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rode. 17% of Rode men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Rode women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rode were Machinist and Secretary. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Secretary
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Rode. 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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There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Rode. For the veterans among your Rode ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rode lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Rode life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Rode in 1940 was 41, and 77 in 2004.

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