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Roades is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Roades family lived in Lincolnshire at Rhodes, from whence their name is derived.

Roades Early Origins



The surname Roades 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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Roades Spelling Variations


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Roades Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Rhodes, Rhoades, Rhode, Rhoads, Roades, Roads and others.

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Roades Early History


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Roades Early History



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

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Roades Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Roades Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, travelling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Roades or a variant listed above:

Roades Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Margaret Roades, who landed in Virginia in 1623
  • Richard Roades, who arrived in Virginia in 1638
  • Roger Roades, who landed in Virginia in 1655
  • Jeffery Roades, who landed in Virginia in 1663
  • Abraham Roades, who arrived in Maryland in 1663
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Roades Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Roades, who landed in Virginia in 1718
  • John Roades, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Henry Roades, who arrived in Maryland in 1749

Roades Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Roades arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cressy" in 1847

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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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    Other References

    1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Roades Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Roades 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.

    This page was last modified on 28 February 2014 at 07:56.

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