The surname Rohde is derived from one of several places in Germany named Roden. Surnames were often derived from the place where the initial bearer once lived or held land. Often after a person had moved, the name would be used to indicate where a person had come from.
Early Origins of the Rohde family
The surname Rohde was first found in Prussia, and various parts of the Holy Roman Empire. One of the earliest recorded instances of the name dates back to 1289 when Jacob dictus (called) Rode was a Chorister in the city of Worms, Rhineland-Palatinate.
Early History of the Rohde family
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