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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.

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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