Has anyone ever heard of the surname Icenroad?

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I have no family members left on my fathers side to ask. Exensive gogle searching reveals almost nothing. I am trying hard to find an origin for my name, and am guessing at some point it's changed over the years. I have no idea where to look now though
in Genealogy Help by Nicholas Icenroad G2G Crew (310 points)
retagged by Julie Ricketts
I added profiles and some info for a few Icenroads.

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Nicholas --

Your surname has generated a little bit of discussion in the Greeter project. You're our first one!! :-)

I'm interested to know where it originates, too, just because these are the sorts of things that pique my curiosity.

As for where to search? I almost always start with the repositories of records on FamilySearch.org  I just did a plain, vanilla search with only your last name, and here is a list of records it came up with: https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bsurname%3Aicenroad~

I also highly recommend reading through the How to Use WikiTree help page (https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/How_to_use_WikiTree) and pay special attention to the links in the Getting Started section. There's a helpful guide there for people who are new to genealogy.

Also, once you get your feet under you, I think you would probably benefit from setting up a One Name Study (see project page here: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:One_Name_Studies).

And by all means, come back here and tell us what you found and ask more questions as you need to. :-)

Welcome!
by Julie Ricketts G2G6 Pilot (309k points)
selected by Mags Gaulden
I would suggest that you just start filling in family for John, and you may ultimately run into leads as to who his parents were.

It's like a big jigsaw puzzle. :-)

Take a few minutes to go read that help page, though, and you'll start to get some ideas on how to proceed.

Normally, we suggest that you start by filling in your immediate family members -- parents, grandparents, etc. -- and then you start searching for records based on their names, birthdates, and locations. By sourcing your more immediate relatives, you'll begin to discover other relatives and other branches, and you can work your way backward in time.

Also, start playing around with all the options on the FamilySearch page I gave you. If you scroll down that list and look on the left-hand side, you'll see some options you can play with, e.g., birthplace, residence, etc.

You can filter the records based on those options.

Just spend some time getting comfortable with sorting through those records and learning how to use their website. You can uncover a great deal about your family by using their record collections.

This is really exciting, Nicholas! There are so many records for you to get started with. :-)

I have to step away before I fall in this rabbit hole with you!! haha
+4 votes
Your surname really does remind me of Ole Evinrude's, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evinrude_Outboard_Motors -rude is Norwegian,-rud is sometimes seen in Swedish surnames. I would go the usual genealogical route, by researching your family and then seeing what you find.
by Dina Grozev G2G6 Mach 4 (44.9k points)
Thank you. What usual routes do you suggest? I have no idea about my family on my fathers side at all, and no one to follow up with and ask.
+5 votes

A google search for Icenroad came up with and Icen Road in a part of England. This seems like a good possibility to me.  

Interesting Information for Icen Road, Weymouth, DT3 5JJ Postcode

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Icen Road in Weymouth is in the South West region of England. The postcode is within the Wey Valley ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of ...

Interesting Information for Icen Road, Weymouth, DT3 5JL Postcode

https://www.streetcheck.co.uk › ... › South Dorset › Wey Valley › DT3

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View information about Icen Road, Weymouth, DT35JL postcode, including population, age, housing, relationships, broadband, religion and employment.

Icen Road - Ordnance Survey Linked Data

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Icen Road is a Named Place in Weymouth and Portland within Dorset. Objects related to "Icen Road". In European Region · South West · Within.

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2m points)

Saddie Little Icenroad

mentioned in the record of Earl V Icenroad

Name Saddie Little Icenroad
Gender Female
Husband William Icenroad
Son Earl V Icenroad

Other information in the record of

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Deceased

Name Earl V Icenroad
Event Type Obituary
Event Date 20 Jan 2013
Event Place Westminster, Maryland, United States
Residence Place Sykesville
Gender Male
Age 82
Occupation Sergeant, Grocery Clerk,Assistant Manager,Manager, Supervisor,Food Broker, Courier
Birth Date 16 May 1930
Birthplace Baltimore
Death Date 18 Jan 2013
Death Place Bel Air
Newspaper Carroll County Times

Spouse and Children

William Icenroad Husband Male

Others on Record

Lauren Hughes Unknown Unknown
Jake Hughes Unknown Male
Krystie Ambrose Unknown Female
Madison Sumwalt Unknown Male
Amanda Icenroad Unknown Female
Matthew Icenroad Unknown Male
Erica Finnegan Unknown Female
Kyle Icenroad Unknown Male
Saddie Little Icenroad Unknown Female
Rose M Kozak Icenroad Unknown Female
Linda Unknown Female
Larry Ambrose Unknown Male
Jerri Sumwalt Unknown Female
Karl Sumwalt Unknown Male
James Icenroad Unknown Male
Sharon Icenroad Unknown Female
Michael Icenroad Unknown Male
Tina Finnegan Unknown Female
Christopher Icenroad Unknown Male

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Earl V Icenroad

United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries

Deceased

Name Earl V Icenroad
Event Type Obituary
Event Date 20 Jan 2013
Event Place Westminster, Maryland, United States
Residence Place Sykesville
Gender Male
Age 82
Occupation Sergeant, Grocery Clerk,Assistant Manager,Manager, Supervisor,Food Broker, Courier
Birth Date 16 May 1930
Birthplace Baltimore
Death Date 18 Jan 2013
Death Place Bel Air
Newspaper Carroll County Times

Spouse and Children

Rose M Kozak Icenroad Wife Female
Linda Daughter Female
Jerri Sumwalt Daughter Female
James Icenroad Son Male
Michael Icenroad Son Male

Parents and Siblings

William Icenroad Father Male
Saddie Little Icenroad Mother Female
Nice idea about the road name but doubt it as it's quite a modern road name. It's just down the road from Roman Way and the name derives from the Roman road network . There is  also an  Icen way in Dorchester. The origin is the Via Iceniana  or  Icknield Way which ran from Isca Dumnoniorum (Exeter) by way of Londinium (London) to Venta Icenorum (Caister St. Edmunds, Norfolk).  The name was probably revived by Thomas Hardy the Dorset novelist who called it the  Icening Way. The 'road' called Icen Way in Dorchester has some  old housing but it wasn't called that in former times.  For a long time it was  several roads with appropriate names,  Gaol Lane which led through Bell Street  (named after an Inn) to Gallows Hill. The Weymouth road is as said relatively modern.
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Could they be from Germany speaking country originally? The german word "eisen" means iron I think and is pronounced somewhat like ice in English. Perhaps someone who knows German language better might have a proposal of a German name.
by Maggie Andersson G2G6 Mach 9 (93k points)
Lots of Eisenrod hits on Google.

The 1880 US Federal Census includes a notation for Father's Birthplace and Mother's Birthplace.  If you find any of the Maryland Icenroads (or other spelling variations) on the 1880 Census, they should indicate where the parents were born  - if in Maryland, another State or another Country.

I use the FREE site:  http://us-census.mooseroots.com  as it has almost all the USA Census reports from 1790 to 1940 (the most recent that is public).

I also would try the German "Eisen" spelling or look up Norwegian one for the same thing.

Best wishes

Chet Snow

It's more likely to have originally been Eichen (oaken) rather than Eisen.
+2 votes
I live outside of Baltimore, Maryland and have casual contact with 2 Icenroad families. One family is on a competing swim team (I see the names on cards as I them Iine up) and another family has a child in my daughters' school, but not in their grade. I don't know either "personally" but have seen the name and the kids that have the name.
by Laura Harlow G2G6 (9.1k points)
edited by Laura Harlow

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