Rode Name Meaning

German: from a short form of any of the various Germanic personal names with the first element hrod ‘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. Compare English Rhodes. English: habitational name from any of the many places named with this word, as for example Rode in Cheshire. Slovenian: topographic name from the adjective rod ‘barren’, denoting someone who lived on a barren land. Slovenian: nickname from the Slovenian dialect word rode ‘person with disheveled hair’, a derivative of rod ‘curly’ or ‘hairy’.

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


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

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Rode Family Origin

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Rode Family Occupations

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  • Tailor

    50%
  • Annuitant

    25%
  • Laundress

    25%

In 1881, Tailor and Annuitant were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Rode. The most common Rode occupation in the UK was Tailor. 50% of Rode's were Tailors. A less common occupation for the Rode family was Laundress.

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Between 1940 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rode

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