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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : variant of Rhodes.
  • German : variant spelling of Rohde (see Rode), principally a habitational name from any of various places named Rohde or Rohden in Lower Saxony, Saxony, Westphalia, and Hesse.
  • According to family tradition, a certain John Rhode (1752–1840) was a Quaker who came to SC from Germany in the 1770s and served as a baggageman or teamster during the American Revolution.

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