Rood Family History

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Rood Name Meaning

Dutch: nickname for someone with red hair, from Middle Dutch ro(e)de ‘red’.

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

Similar surnames: Root, Rook, Roos, Wood, Hood, Hoos, Rojo, Roig, Groot, Loo

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Rood Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rood name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rood. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Rood Family Origin

Where is the Rood family from?

Rood Family Occupations

What did your Rood ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Rood family was Carpenter. The most common Rood occupation in the UK was Farmer. 8% of Rood's were Farmers. Farmer, Mariner and Ag Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rood.

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  • Farmer

  • Mariner

  • Ag Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Rood Historical Records

What Rood family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 47,000 census records available for the last name Rood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rood 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Rood. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Rood. For the veterans among your Rood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rood Life Expectancy

What is the average Rood lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Rood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Rood in 1946 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rood

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rood 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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