Last name: Rodgers
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'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?
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.
Correct. My gggf was Perter MacRory (alt. MacCrory) from County Tyrone, Ireland who anglicized his name to Rodgers to be accepted as a boilermaker apprentice in a British shipyard during the industrial revolution. His immigration papers show his profession as "engineer." The family settled in and around Philadelphia, PA. This Rodgers clan was staunch Irish Catholic.
Tatum Nicole Rodgers
I am from South Africa, any idea how Rodgers came over to Africa??
maiden name Rodgers
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?
It depends on whether your forebears were natives of the Bahamas or not.
Shannon McCardle Rodgers
Ok so I married into the Rodgers and I am from a very Irish bloodline and I was wondering....how to find out if my inlaws on my husbands fathers side come from Scotland or England...my mother in law is of the Sutherland family from Scotland. Can anyone point me in the right direction to answer this question?
The Irish line were anglicized versions of MacCrory (alt. MacRory and many other variants) who were from the North of Ireland, mainly County Tyrone.
Robert R Rodgers
The Rodgers, in my direct ancestry line, came from Scotland to New Jersey, fought in the American Revolution then migrated to Warren County Kentucky. When we traveled to Scotland and Ireland, I found that the Rodgers fall under an area Tartan, "Angus", where I had kilts made in Edinburgh.
RobbieAnn Rodgers Montgomery
I thought the Rodgers were part of Clan Campbell.
I'm getting married and looking to wear a kilt for the wedding. I have been looking for the family tartan but can't find it any where. Any suggestions?
There are many Rodgers in Kentucky, I know they were furr trappers, later farmers, army men, buisness men and athletes
true this side of the family moved back to scotland to work in the ship yards of govan then the iron foundries near falkirk the name Rodgers will not be associated with IRA scum
I just found out that my last name "Rodgers" used to be "O'Rodgers" but I cannot find that surname! Does anyone know of this name in history?
MacRodgers with Cheese
O and Mac are interchangable, if what "A. Man" says is correct then MacRuairi may be the root
I have never heard of the surname "O'Rodgers" maybe the "O" part is a middle initial rather than part of the surname. O and Mac mean the same thing but they are not interchangeable, ie a surname with "O" in front of it cannot automatically be replaced with a "Mac". If you are from Ireland or your ancestry is from Ireland then your name is probably derived from "MacRuairi" though it could also be derived from the "Rodgers" of Scottish planters.
I have been told this as well. The O was dropped because it was too Irish and no one could find work......
Probably from the Irish O'Ridah (or variants) which evolved into Rogers (Generally Rogers spelt with a d is of Irish descent.
Hrodgeirr is a name of norse origin meaning famous spear. I believe it appears as a character in one of the norse sagas. As the norse settled around Scotland, Ireland and the east coast of England these areas have a higher proportion of the modern spelling Rodgers. Rogers on the other hand is derived from norman french as in belonging to Roger. Mac and O' have doubtless been added over the years as the name was absorbed locally in Scotland and Ireland. Abroad the various versions of the name must have spread by trade or settlement of immigrants + some slaves took or were given the names of their masters.