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Rod History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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Early Origins of the Rod family


The surname Rod was first found in the Rhineland, where the name became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied and enrolled by the princes of the region. The name can be traced back to the mediaeval German word Rod-her, meaning "famous soldier." The family moved north from early on, and chronicles first mention the Pomeranian knight Roderus of Rostock in 1282, Henrich Roder of Rostock in 1299, Nicolaus Roeder of Greifswald in 1385, and Conrad Roederer of Ortenau in 1300. In their later history the family became quite powerful and were elevated to the ranks of nobility.

Early History of the Rod family


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Another 268 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1556, 1754, 1766, and 1835 are included under the topic Early Rod History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rod Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Roder, Roeder, Roeders, Road, Roed, Roade, Roede and many more.

Early Notables of the Rod family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Rod family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rod Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jeremy Rod, who settled in Virginia in 1630

Rod Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eliz Rod, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1731 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Laurence Rod, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1731 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Jacob Rod, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Jacob Rod, who immigrated to Maryland in 1764

Rod Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A Rod, aged 25, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1835 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Contemporary Notables of the name Rod (post 1700)


  • Edouard Rod (1857-1910), Swiss writer
  • Rod Bramblett, American sportscaster and is the current radio play-by-play announcer for Auburn Tigers football, basketball, and baseball
  • Rod Bryden (b. 1941), Canadian businessman from Port Elgin, New Brunswick, former owner of the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League from 1992 until 2003
  • Rod G. M. "The Arrow" Hunter (1943-2018), Canadian four-time gold medalist curler and politician, inducted into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame in 1974
  • Rod Muchnok, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1996 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Rod Peate, American poker player from Portland, Oregon; as of 2016, his total live tournament winnings exceed 880,000
  • Rod DesJardins, American politician, Mayor of Munising, Michigan, 2014-15 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Rod DesJardins. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Rod Diridon Sr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Rod Ponton, American lawyer, District Attorney, Brewster County
  • Rod Spittle (b. 1955), Canadian professional golfer; he won the Canadian Amateur in 1977 and 1978, winner of the 2010 AT&T Championship

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Rod DesJardins. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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