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The surname Roode 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."

Roode Early Origins



The surname Roode 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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Roode Spelling Variations


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Roode Spelling Variations



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

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Roode Early History


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Roode Early History



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

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Roode Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Roode In Ireland


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Roode In Ireland



Some of the Roode 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:

Roode Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Roode, who landed in Maryland in 1675

Roode Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jurien Roode, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1795
  • Mietie Roode, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1795

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Contemporary Notables of the name Roode (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Roode (post 1700)



  • Robert F. "Bobby" Roode (b. 1977), Canadian professional wrestler

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Roode Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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    The Roode Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Roode 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 3 March 2016 at 09:20.

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