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

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Works On Farm

    7%
  • Carpenter

    5%

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In 1880, the most common Roda occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Roda's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Works On Farm were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roda. A less common occupation for the Roda family was Carpenter.

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Roda Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2003, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Roda

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