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Rhodes Surname Origin
(Locality) From the island of Rhodes, in the Mediterranean Sea. Rhodes, a town in Guienne, France.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Rhodes Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Rhodes family history than the origin of your surname:
A Rhodes Family History Thought:
'If your descent is from heroic sires, show in your life a remnant of their fires.' --Nicholas Boileau