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Origins of the Rogers surname

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What does the name Rogers mean?

The Rogers surname is found commonly in England, where it has been found as early as the 1200s, and is thought to have both Norman and Anglo-Saxon roots. Firstly, the Rogers surname is believed to come from the early Saxon name 'Hrothgar', a character seen in the Saxon epic 'Beowulf'. Secondly Rogers has Norman connections, with the name Roger being popular among the French upper classes at the time. The surname Rogers is patronymic, and would be given to the son or descendant of a person called Roger.

Alternative variations of the name Rogers

Rogers, Rodgers, Roger, Rodger, Rogars

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Where do most Rogerses live?

In 1921, most Rogerses lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Rogerses

How common is your surname?

70th most common surname in the UK

We have 410,000 records for the Rogers surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Rogerses most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Joneses

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What are the most common Rogers first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Rogers family members

Common jobs for Rogerses

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Rogerses in 1921
Dressmaker

1,870

Laundress

1,105

Domestic Servant

1,067

General Servant Domestic

1,045

General Servant

791

Common Male occupations for Rogerses in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

1,902

General Labourer

1,600

Coal Miner

1,427

Farmer

1,230

Carpenter

1,196

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