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Rodney Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a minor place in Somerset, an area of land in the marshes near Markham. This is first recorded in the form Rodenye; it derives from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Hroda (a short form of the various compound names with the first element hroð ‘renown’) + Old English eg ‘island’, ‘dry land (in a fen)’.

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


Similar surnames: Romney, Sidney, Radney, Ridley, Bradney, Corney, Rodway, Gosney

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Rodney Family Origin

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Rodney Family Occupations

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  • Dressmaker

    6%
  • Boilersmith (Maker)

    3%
  • Builder (6 Men)

    3%
  • Builders Widow

    3%

In 1881, Dressmaker, Boilersmith (Maker) and Builder (6 Men) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rodney. A less common occupation for the Rodney family was Builders Widow. The most common Rodney occupation in the UK was Dressmaker. 6% of Rodney's were Dressmakers.

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Rodney Historical Records

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Rodney Life Expectancy

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