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Where did the German Rhodes family come from? What is the German Rhodes family crest and coat of arms? When did the Rhodes family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Rhodes family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Rhode, Rhod, Rhodes, Rhhode, Rhhodes, Rhodese, Rhods, Rode and many more.
First found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rhodes research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1700, 1790, 1559 and 1591 are included under the topic Early Rhodes History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 59 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rhodes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Rhodes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Henry Rhodes, who arrived in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1643
- Africa Rhodes, who arrived in Virginia in 1650
- Elizabeth Rhodes, who landed in Maryland in 1651-1652
- John Rhodes, who landed in Maryland in 1651
- Abraham Rhodes, who landed in Maryland in 1673
Rhodes Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Rhodes settled in Maryland in 1774
- William Rhodes, who arrived in New York in 1789
Rhodes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Thomas Rhodes, aged 27, landed in New York in 1812
- Joshua Rhodes, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
- Mary Rhodes, who arrived in New York in 1845
- Jane Rhodes, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
- Ellen Rhodes, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
Rhodes Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Gilbert Rhodes, who arrived in Victoria, British Columbia in 1862
Rhodes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Samuel Rhodes, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
- William Rhodes, English convict from Chester, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
- Adam Rhodes, English convict from Staffordshire, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia
- Thomas Rhodes, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia
- J. Rhodes arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1839
Rhodes Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Richard Rhodes, aged 29, a farm labourer, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1841
- Richard Rhodes, aged 31, a joiner, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "George Fyfe" in 1842
- Elizabeth Rhodes, aged 31, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "George Fyfe" in 1842
- Ann Rhodes, aged 4, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "George Fyfe" in 1842
- William Rhodes arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mermaid" in 1859
- Dusty Rhodes (1945-2015), ring name of Virgil Riley Runnels Jr., an American professional wrestler and trainer, three-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, inducted into the WWE, WCW, Professional Wrestling, and Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame
- Arthur Lee Rhodes Jr. (b. 1969), American former Major League Baseball left-handed relief pitcher who played from 1991 to 2011
- Richard Lee Rhodes (b. 1937), American journalist, historian, and author awarded the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction
- Cynthia Rhodes (b. 1956), American actress, singer and dancer
- Ida Rhodes (1900-1986), American mathematician and pioneer in the analysis of systems of programming
- Colonel Francis William "Frank" Rhodes CB, DSO (1851-1905), British Army Colonel in Africa
- Mr. Christopher Caleb Rhodes (b. 1920), English Able Seaman from England, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
- Gary Rhodes OBE (b. 1960), English restaurateur, cookery writer, and chef
- Jordan Luke Rhodes (b. 1990), English football striker
- Wilfred Rhodes (1877-1973), English professional cricketer who played 58 Test matches for England between 1899 and 1930
- Carry Me Back-: the History of the Roddens, Rawdens, Rodens, and Allied Families by Paul G. Rodden.
- Rhodes-Barnett and Mitchusson-Ingram by Norma Rhodes Ladd.
- Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
- Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
- Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
- Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
- Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
- Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
- Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
- Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
- Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
- Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
The Rhodes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rhodes Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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