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.
The earliest occurrence of the Rogers surname in our family history documents is from 1450, and we currently have 2,706,878 records where Rogers appears.
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Typical jobs for Rogerses
Hard-working people, the Rogerses. 2518 worked in domestic service, according to the 1901 Census.
Where most Rogerses lived
In the 1900s, you’d probably bump into a Rogers in London.
Rogerses’ criminal history
How do we put this... Not all Rogerses were angels, apparently. We found 2519 in criminal records.
Rogerses in World War I
According to the World War I records, 3320 Rogerses served in the First World War.