Roder Name Meaning

Dutch and North German (also Röder): occupational name for someone whose job was to clear woodland for cultivation, from an agent derivative of Middle Dutch roden ‘to grub up’, ‘to clear (undergrowth or woodland)’. German: habitational name from a place called Rod or Rode (see Rod). German (also Röder): from the old personal name Rodher (a compound of the Germanic elements hrod ‘renown’ + hari ‘army’).German: occupational name in the Rhineland for someone who used a rod to gauge wine casks.

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

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Roder Family Origin

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Roder Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Miner

    4%

In 1880, the most common Roder occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Roder's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Roder family was Miner. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roder.

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Roder Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, Roder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Roder in 1954 was 58, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Roder

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