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.
. 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.
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