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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?




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What are the most common Rogers first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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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




Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic


General Servant


Common Male occupations for Rogerses in 1921
Agricultural Labourer


General Labourer


Coal Miner






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