Rod Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of several places named Rod, or a topographic name for somene who lived in a woodland clearing, from a derivative of Middle High German roden ‘to clear land for cultivation’. Compare Rhodes. Norwegian (Rød): habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads so named, from Old Norse ruð ‘clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Rode, Roe, Roda, Rohr, Rad, Ron, Roch, Goy, Rodi, Roh

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Rod Family Origin

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Rod Family Occupations

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  • Quarryman

    54%
  • Ag Laboring Woman

    8%
  • Annuitant

    8%
  • Baker

    8%

In 1881, Quarryman, Ag Laboring Woman and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rod. The most common Rod occupation in the UK was Quarryman. 54% of Rod's were Quarrymans. A less common occupation for the Rod family was Baker.

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Rod Historical Records

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Rod Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, Rod life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Rod in 1951 was 50, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rod

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