Last name: Rogers

This is a surname of English and sometimes Scottish, medieval origins. It is a patronymic form of Roger, which itself is of Norman-French origin, but from a Germanic personal name originally "Rodger". Composed of the elements "hrod", meaning renown, and gari, a spear, it was introduced into England by the Normans after the Conquest of 1066. It reinforced the similar existing pre 7th century Anglo-Saxon name "Hrothgar", the earliest reference to which is in "Beowulf", the epic poem of the Dark Ages. In England the name became very popular, as were its pet forms of Hodge and Dodge. The personal name was first recorded as "Rogerus" in the Domesday Book of 1086, whilst the surname itself is first recorded in the mid 13th Century (see below). Early examples of the surname recording include: William Rogger in the Subsidy Tax Rolls of the county of Sussex in 1296, whilst Henry Rogeres was recorded in the similar rolls, but for Worcestershire in 1327. Other early interesting recordings include Nathaniel Rogers (1598 - 1655), educated at Cambridge University in England, and his son John (1630 - 1684), who emigrated to the New England colony of Virginia in 1636. John Rogers became the president of Harvard University in 1682. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Richard Roger. This was dated 1263, in the "Archaeological Records" of the county of Kent, during the reign of King Henry 111 of England,1216 - 1272. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was sometimes known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries surnames in every country have continued to "develop", often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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John Sitton

If your talking about Richard Rogers then...Rogers is perhaps best known for his work on the Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Lloyd's building and Millennium Dome both in London, the Senedd in Cardiff, and the European Court of Human Rights building in Strasbourg. He is a winner of the RIBA Gold Medal, the Thomas Jefferson Medal, the RIBA Stirling Prize, the Minerva Medal and Pritzker Prize.

Sam Sandilla Jr.

I been trying the the missing root, of grand Mae Rogers. that came from Ireland, that moved from Cornwall. What I found out this much. On site. The name might of came after the Norman con. And some sites really don't know how far the last name goes. There is only one house of Rodgers, Rogers etc. The last name changes, like any other name. Glad I found this site. To hopefully fill the gaps.

Adam

My dad is Sol Yuri Rogers he was born in Lisbon in 1955 he has a friend called Mike Rogers. WEIRD!!

JackieRogers
Hi my dad is Patrick Joseph Rogers he was born in Monaghan in 1945 he has a brother Kevin he did have a brother Eugene but passed away a sister Margaret she has passed and a sister Mary some where in Ireland.She did have a post office years ago there.Please let me know if anyone here thinks or know we could be related please.I have for a cousin in Birmingham.

Mike Rogers
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Heinreich201

It reinforced the similar existing pre 7th century Anglo-Saxon name "Hrothgar", the earliest reference to which is in "Beowulf", the epic poem of the Dark Ages. In England the name became very popular, as were its pet forms of Hodge and Dodge. The personal name was first recorded as "Rogerus" in the Domesday Book of 1086.

Ishmeal Oji

My mums surname is Rogers, but her side of the family is of Brazilian descent. I have found several places saying it is an English name derived from Normans etc. But nowhere am I seeing Brazilian decent Rogers, or a history of the Surname. Any one have anything on that? Or why my mums surname is Rogers?

C. Rogers
I am a Rogers that dropped the Ro"d"gers when my family came to New York, but our family is of German descent. I have found several places saying it is an English name derived from German language. But nowhere am I seeing German decent Rogders, or a history of the Surname. Any one have anything on that?

Tracy Rodgers

My great grandparents are originally from England when they came to the USA they changed the spelling from Rogers to Rodgers.

Quinten Scott

Rogers here, through my granddad but it got changed to scott later.