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Rodes Name Meaning

Catalan and Southern French (Rodés): habitational name from any of several places named Rodés, mainly those in El Pallars and El Conflent districts, in northern Catalonia. This has the same origin as Occitan Rodés (Rodez in French), in Avairon department (southern France), which is first recorded in the 6th century in the Latin form Rutensis, apparently from the name of the Gaulish tribal name Ruteni. Catalan: variant of Roda, from Catalan rodes, the plural of roda ‘wheel’. English: variant of Rhodes.

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


Similar surnames: Rodas, Rode, Lodes, Rhodes, Roden, Rokes, Hodes, Rodis, Reder, Roder

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Where is the Rodes family from?

You can see how Rodes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rodes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rodes families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 18 Rodes families living in Ohio. This was about 12% of all the recorded Rodes's in the USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Rodes families in 1840.
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What did your Rodes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rodes. 23% of Rodes men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Rodes women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rodes were Salesman and Waitress.

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Carpenter
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    22%
  • Servant
    13%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Waitress
    10%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Rodes. For the veterans among your Rodes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rodes lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Rodes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Rodes in 1953 was 43, and 73 in 2004.

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