Roder Family History

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Roder Name Meaning

Dutch and North German (also Röder): occupational name for someone whose job was to clear woodland for cultivation, from an agent derivative of Middle Dutch roden ‘to grub up’, ‘to clear (undergrowth or woodland)’. German: habitational name from a place called Rod or Rode (see Rod). German (also Röder): from the old personal name Rodher (a compound of the Germanic elements hrod ‘renown’ + hari ‘army’).German: occupational name in the Rhineland for someone who used a rod to gauge wine casks.

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

Similar surnames: Rode, Reder, Rader, Roser, Roker, Romer, Loder, Roper, Ruder, Royer

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Roder Family Origin

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Roder Family Occupations

What did your Roder ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Laborer and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roder. The most common Roder occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 15% of Roder's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Roder family was Bread Baker.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Laborer

  • Baker

  • Bread Baker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Roder ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Roder Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Roder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roder census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Roder. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Roder. For the veterans among your Roder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Roder Life Expectancy

What is the average Roder lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Roder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Roder in 1954 was 58, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Roder

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Roder 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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