When Sherrod Loag Rhodes was born on 4 February 1900, in Rutherford, North Carolina, United States, his father, James William Alexander Rhodes, was 36 and his mother, Larcena S Crawford, was 31. He married Ila Mae Lyda in 1927, in North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Morgan Township, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States for about 20 years and Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States in 1930. He died on 30 August 1980, in Rutherfordton, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 80.
either a topographic name for someone who lived by ‘(the) woodland clearings’, plural form of Middle English rode (Old English rod, rodu), or a habitational name for someone who came from a place so named, principally Rhodes in Bury (Lancashire) or possibly from one of the many minor places in Yorkshire similarly named, or Rhodes Minnis (Kent). The Yorkshire name sometimes alternates with the singular form (see Rhode and Rode ). The Rh- spelling was introduced in the 16th and 17th centuries by clerks with a classical education, who associated the name with the Greek island of Rhodes, famous in ancient history and mythology. There is also no connection with modern English road (Old English rād ‘riding’), which was not used to denote a thoroughfare until the 16th century. The surname is particularly common in Yorkshire and Lancashire but occurs with various spellings in smaller numbers widely across England.
variant of Rhode , with post-medieval excrescent -s.