Rhodes Family History

Meaning of surname: Rhodes

Rhodes is a locational surname, with other spellings Rhoades, Rhoads, Roads, Roades, and Rodes, all[verification needed] deriving from the Old English "rod", meaning "a clearing in the woods", or from one of a number of locations from this word. Topographical features provided obvious and convenient means of identification in the small communities of the Middle Ages, giving rise to various surnames. Locational surnames arose when former inhabitants of a place moved to another town or area and were identified by the name of their birthplace.[1]

We found 2,505,177 Genealogy and Family History Records for Rhodes in our Newspaper Archive.

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2,435,412 Digital Copies of Newspapers
27,960 Pictures of Obituaries
6,746 Government Documents
214 Historical Books
34,845 Social Security Death Records

Rhodes Surname

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