Rody Family History

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Rody Name Meaning

German: variant of Rode 1. Variant spelling of Scottish Rodie, from a pet form of Roderick.

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

Similar surnames: Rady, Rodd, Roy, Rudy, Brody, Roady, Body, Rode, Mody, Roda

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Rody Family Origin

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Rody Family Occupations

What did your Rody ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rody. The most common Rody occupation in the USA was Laborer. 31% of Rody's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Rody family was Keeps House.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeps House


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

Rody Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Rody. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rody 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 791 immigration records available for the last name Rody. 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 906 military records available for the last name Rody. For the veterans among your Rody ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rody Life Expectancy

What is the average Rody lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Rody life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Rody in 1962 was 76, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rody

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rody 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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