Rhodes (surname)

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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]

Notable people with this surname include:

Rhodes A–D[edit]

Rhodes E–J[edit]

Rhodes K–Z[edit]





See also[edit]


  1. ^ Rhodes at surnamedb.com