Roda Family History

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Roda Name Meaning

Catalan: habitational name from any of the various places named Roda, for example Roda de Ter, Roda de Berà, Roda de Ribagorça, from Catalan roda ‘wheel’ (Latin rota), possibly denoting a waterwheel. Greek: variant of Rodias (see Rodia). German: habitation name from any of numerous places, particularly in central eastern Germany, named Roda or Rhoda.

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

Similar surnames: Rota, Rodas, Rode, Rada, Roca, Roma, Rod, Rosa, Roza, Rodia

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Roda Family Origin

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Roda Family Occupations

What did your Roda ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Coach Trimmer and Certificated Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Roda. 50% of Roda men worked as a Coach Trimmer and 34% of Roda women worked as a Certificated Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Roda were Fishmonger and Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Coach Trimmer
  • Fishmonger

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Certificated Teacher
  • Ladies Hairdresser
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Roda Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Roda. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roda census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Roda

Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Roda. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 802 military records available for the last name Roda. For the veterans among your Roda ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Roda Life Expectancy

What is the average Roda lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2003, in the United States, Roda life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Roda in 1957 was 56, and 83 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Roda

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Roda 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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