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Origin and popularity of the name ROD

Origin

Rod : 1: German: habitational name from any of several places called Rod or a topographic name for somene who lived in a woodland clearing from a derivative of Middle High German roden ‘to clear land for cultivation’. Compare Rhodes.2: Norwegian (Rød): habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads so named from Old Norse ruth ‘clearing’.3: Czech and Croatian: from a short form of the Slavic compound personal names based on the element rod ‘family relatives’ e.g. Rodoslav.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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Geographic distribution of the 9,699 individuals with the name ROD on Geneanet.

 

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    jmguex
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    rodac
    (638 individuals)
    mro41
    (433 individuals)
    estoppey
    (128 individuals)

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    Variants of name ROD

    ROTH ROTT ROT RODD ROTHEN ROETH ROHT ROHTE ROTHOVA ROTTH