Roden Family History

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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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Roden Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Roden name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Roden. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Roden Family Origin

Where is the Roden family from?

Roden Family Occupations

What did your Roden ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Roden family was Labourer. H Carpenter, Carp and House Carp were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roden. The most common Roden occupation in Canada was H Carpenter. 29% of Roden's were H Carpenters.

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  • H Carpenter

  • Carp

  • House Carp

  • Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Roden ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Roden Historical Records

What Roden family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Roden Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Roden

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Roden ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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