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The surname Rood 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."

Rood Early Origins



The surname Rood 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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Rood Spelling Variations


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Rood Spelling Variations



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

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Rood Early History


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Rood Early History



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

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Rood Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rood 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 Rood Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rood In Ireland


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Rood In Ireland



Some of the Rood 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:

Rood Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Rood, who landed in Maryland in 1678

Rood Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Susanna Rood, who arrived in Virginia in 1702
  • Margarite Rood, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1731
  • Catrine Rood, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1731
  • Hans Rood, aged 22, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Anna Rood, aged 19, landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rood Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • D Rood, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Rood Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. William Rood U.E., (Road) who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rood (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rood (post 1700)



  • Richard Rood (b. 1955), American violinist, concertmaster of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
  • Ronald Rood (1920-2001), American author and naturalist in Vermont
  • Ogden Nicholas Rood (1831-1902), American physicist best known for his work in color theory
  • John C. Rood (b. 1969), American Acting Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security
  • Grace L. Rood, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1928
  • Frank M. Rood (b. 1856), American Republican politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 26th District, 1907-08; Secretary of State of South Dakota, 1915-19
  • Ebenezer H. Rood, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from New Hartford, 1910
  • E. H. Rood, American politician, Mayor of Bloomington, Illinois, 1865-67, 1880
  • Arthur R. Rood (1858-1900), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan Republican State Executive Committee, 1899; Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1899
  • Anson Rood, American Republican politician, Minister; Speaker, Republican National Convention, 1856
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Rood Historic Events


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Rood Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Hugh Roscoe Rood (d. 1912), aged 38, American First Class passenger from Seattle, Washington who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  11. ...

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

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