Roder Family History
Roder Name Meaning
German:: (also Röder): from the old personal name Rodher (a compound of the ancient Germanic elements hrōd ‘fame renown’ + hari ‘army’). Compare Roeder . habitational name for someone from a place called Rod or Rode (see Rod ). occupational name in the Rhineland for someone who used a rod to gauge wine casks. variant of Ruder .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022