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Rhoades is a name that first reached England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Rhoades family lived in Lincolnshire at Rhodes, from whence their name is derived.

Rhoades Early Origins



The surname Rhoades was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Rhoades Spelling Variations


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Rhoades Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Rhoades has been recorded under many different variations, including Rhodes, Rhoades, Rhode, Rhoads, Roades, Roads and others.

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Rhoades Early History


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Rhoades Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rhoades research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1591 and 1674 are included under the topic Early Rhoades History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rhoades Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rhoades Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rhoades Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Rhoadess were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Rhoades Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Rhoades, who landed in Virginia in 1638
  • Henry Rhoades, who landed in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1640

Rhoades Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Geo Michael Rhoades, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1767

Rhoades Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Isaac Rhoades, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • A. J. Rhoades, aged 52, who landed in America from London, in 1892
  • Anna G. Rhoades, aged 28, who settled in America from London, in 1892
  • A. Rhoades, aged 30, who settled in America, in 1896
  • Arthur Rhoades, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1897

Rhoades Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Beatriz Rhoades, aged 1, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Anita Rhoades, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1911

Rhoades Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Bertram Rhoades, aged 26, destined for Quebec, in 1903

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rhoades (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rhoades (post 1700)



  • Kitty Rhoades (1951-2016), née Richie, American politician, Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
  • Darryl Rhoades (b. 1950), American musician and comedian
  • Matthew "Matt" Rhoades (b. 1975), American political consultant and strategist for the Republican National Committee
  • James J. Rhoades (1941-2008), American politician, Member of the Pennsylvania Senate (1981-2008)
  • Kevin Carl Rhoades (b. 1957), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, the 9th Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend
  • Kitty Rhoades (b. 1951), American politician, former Wisconsin State Assemblywoman
  • Rick Rhoades, American former head football coach at Troy University from 1985 to 1987
  • Barbara Rhoades (b. 1947), American comedic actress, best known for her role as the lady bandit Penelope "Bad Penny" Cushings in The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968)
  • Jason Rhoades (1965-2006), American artist known for his larger that life statues
  • John Harsen Rhoades Jr., (1869-1905), American founder of Rhoades & Company in 1905 which would later become Loeb, Rhoades & Co. in 1937
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Rhoades


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Suggested Readings for the name Rhoades



  • Rhoades, Trowbridge, and Related Families by Myrtle Savage Rhoades.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Robor meum Deus
Motto Translation: Strength through God.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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    The Rhoades Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rhoades 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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