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The surname Rodes is of several possible origins. Firstly, it is derived from "Rodd," the name of a village in Herefordshire; in this case, the original bearer of the name would have been someone who hailed from this region. Alternatively, the name may be derived from the Old English "roda," meaning "clearing in a forest"; in this instance, it is likely that the progenitor of the name lived in such an area. Finally, the name may be derived from the Anglo-Saxon personal name "Rod," which is itself derived from the German "Hrod," meaning "fame."

Rodes Early Origins



The surname Rodes was first found in Herefordshire, where the family held a family seat from early times. The name first appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Rodes Spelling Variations


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Rodes Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rodd, Rod, Rode, Rodde, Rodda and others.

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Rodes Early History


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Rodes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rodes research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1481, 1624, 1600, 1666 and are included under the topic Early Rodes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rodes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rodes Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Theoderic (Theodoric or Theodericus) Rood ( fl. 1481), a printer of incunabula at Oxford, England; James Rodd of Hereford, High Sheriff of Herefordshire in 1624...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rodes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rodes In Ireland


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Rodes In Ireland



Some of the Rodes family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rodes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Roger Rodes, who arrived in Virginia in 1624
  • Tho Rodes, aged 20, landed in St Christopher in 1635
  • Mary Rodes, who landed in Virginia in 1653
  • Francis Rodes, who landed in Maryland in 1679
  • Charles Rodes, who arrived in Virginia in 1695

Rodes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • W H Rodes, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • John George Rodes, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1860

Rodes Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Rodes, aged 25, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rodes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rodes (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Peter Powell Rodes (1890-1966), American Commandant of War Department Personnel Center Fort Dix (1945-1946)
  • W. M. Rodes, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1944
  • Mrs. Clifton Rodes, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1936

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Rodes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rodes 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 15 January 2016 at 10:44.

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