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Roden Family History

Roden Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Roideáin ‘descendant of Rodán’, a personal name derived from a diminutive of rod ‘strong’, ‘lively’, ‘spirited’. German: variant of Rode 3. Swedish (Rodén): ornamental name, probably from an unidentified place name element + the adjectival suffix -én, a derivative of Latin -enius.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Boden, Oden, Loden, Ruden, Ryden, Broden, Rode, Moden, Roder, Rosen

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Where is the Roden family from?

You can see how Roden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Roden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Roden families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 27 Roden families living in Ontario. This was about 64% of all the recorded Roden's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Roden families in 1911.
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What did your Roden ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Roden. 30% of Roden men worked as a Farmer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Cultivateur
  • Journalier
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Census Records

There are 46,000 census records available for the last name Roden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roden census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Roden. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Roden. For the veterans among your Roden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Roden lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Roden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Roden in 1945 was 54, and 71 in 2004.

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