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Rode Name Meaning

German and French: from a short form of any of various ancient Germanic personal names with the first element hrōd ‘renown’. Compare Robert Rudiger . North German Danish and English: topographic name for someone who lived on land cleared for cultivation or in a clearing in woodland from Middle Low German rode Danish rothe Old English rod. There are a number of places in England named with this word for example Rode in Cheshire and the surname may derive from any of these. Compare Rhode . Slovenian: from an archaic derivative of rod ‘curly’ also ‘rude’ ‘fatless’ (figuratively ‘insipid’) and ‘barren’ hence a nickname for a person with disheveled hair or for a towhead or for a rude or insipid person or perhaps a topographic name denoting someone who lived on barren land. French (southern): metonymic occupational name for a wheelwright or topographic name for someone who lived by a waterwheel from Occitan rode ‘wheel’ (from Latin rota). French: habitational name from La Rode a place in Puy-de-Dôme named with Old Occitan roda ‘bush’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Roder, Rose, Rod, Bode, Rowe, Roe, Rohe, Roden, Rodes, Roda

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You can see how Rode families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rode family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rode families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 28 Rode families living in London. This was about 36% of all the recorded Rode's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Rode families in 1891.
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What did your Rode ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Rode. 40% of Rode women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Domestic Duties
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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Rode life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Rode in 1940 was 41, and 77 in 2004.

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