Rodier Family History

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Rodier Name Meaning

Southern French: occupational name for a wheelwright or topographic name for someone who lived by a waterwheel, from an agent derivative of Occitan rode ‘wheel’ (Latin rota).

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

Similar surnames: Roder, Bodner, Roker, Rossier, Rocker, Rosier, Roper, Loder, Reder

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Rodier Family Origin

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Rodier Family Occupations

What did your Rodier ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rodier family was Tailor. The most common Rodier occupation in the USA was Printer. 15% of Rodier's were Printers. Printer, Farmer and Painter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rodier.

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  • Printer

  • Farmer

  • Painter

  • Tailor


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Rodier ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Rodier Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Rodier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rodier census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 981 immigration records available for the last name Rodier. 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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Draft Card

There are 801 military records available for the last name Rodier. For the veterans among your Rodier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rodier Life Expectancy

What is the average Rodier lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Rodier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Rodier in 1963 was 64, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rodier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rodier ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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