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My maiden name is Rodgers, which I received from my grandfather who was born in the Bahamas. does anyone know how a Scottish surname ended up in the Bahamas?
Tatum Nicole Rodgers
I am from South Africa, any idea how Rodgers came over to Africa??
Apparently its ok to refer to Irish people as IRA scum on this website but not ok to point out the more likely origin of surnames that come from Ireland. The above stated origin of the surname Rodgers is not the only one. In fact, Rodgers, as opposed to Rogers, is far more likely to be of Irish origin than Scottish or English. Rodgers is the anglicisation of the Irish Gaelic surname Mac Ruairí and that is the origin of the vast majority of Rodgers surnames in Ireland.
'Famous old Scottish name' that's Germanic and was introduced by the Normans? Give me a break will you. Scottish historians claim anything that isn't nailed down, as is well known and as even David Hume warned against, but there's no need to pander to them. It's nonsense like this that permits other, similarly outlandish fantasies, an example of which would be the 'Scots-irish' identity, that invention of lying scottish and American academics designed to write the English out of the historical narrative once again [England settled and ran most of Lowland Scotland from about the 7th century; when James the Usurper mounted the English throne and cleared the border regions he transplanted people of overwhelmingly English descent on both sides of it]. I suppose Joyce, Wilde, Beckett, Yeats and such like are famous old irish names just because English-descended irish writers of renown happen to bear them?
christopher green rodgers
Believe it or not, I am a colombian with a scottish 2nd surname "Rodgers". My great grandfather came to Colombia in the 1860´s working for the London Train Company, which ran the railroads in nothern Colombia with its main operations in Cartagena. I would like to know if anyone can help us out on knowing more about my Great Grandfather. All we know is that he was born in southern scotland and he had 5 children in Scotland with his first wife (who was german) and 4 with his second wife (Colombian) all born here.
When he passed away, since he was a foreigner and a protestant, at that time there wasnt any records as to when he entered the country or even a death certificate.
Richard Aleri Rodgers
I can't speak for everyone with the surname, Rodgers, but my family lived in Crieff, Scotland, the foothills of the highlands. According to a Scottish antiquarian, my family lived on the River Almond and the name was originally Rodgie ( Norse for rushing water). Like so many, I assume they were originally Normans ( North Men) who came across in 1066 or thereabouts.
I am Surinamese, a former colony of The Netherlands and I am of African descent, my ancestors were owned by Scottish slave owners, no idea how they ended up in Suriname.
Are there any Rodgers out there from the Wigan area who have ancestral links with Cork and distant relatives in Scotland (Oban)?