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ROGERS - Name Meaning & Origin

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ROGERS Surname Meaning & Origin:

Rogers is a patronymic surname derived from the given name Roger, and meaning "son of Roger." The given name Roger means "famous spear," derived from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and ger "spear."

Rogers is also possibly a modern form of the ancient Irish name "O'Ruadhraigh."

Rogers is the 61st most popular surname in the United States and the 77th most common surname in England.

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Alternate Surname Spellings:

ROGER, RODGERS, ROGERSON, RODGERSON, ROGARS

Genealogy Resources for the Surname ROGERS:

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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Menk, Lars. A Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames. Avotaynu, 2005.

Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia. Avotaynu, 2004.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1989.

Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.


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