Rodes Family History
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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