name Ap roger is a patronymic
surname created from the Welsh personal name
Roger. The surname Ap roger was originally ap-Roger: the distinctive Welsh
patronymic prefix "ap," means "son of," but the prefix has been assimilated into the surname over the course of time.
Early Origins of the Ap roger family
The surname Ap roger was first found in Monmouthshire
(Welsh: Sir Fynwy), where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Ap roger family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ap roger research.Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1621 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Ap roger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ap roger Spelling Variations
There are relatively few surnames native to Wales
, but they have an inordinately large number of spelling variations
. Early variations of Welsh
surnames can be explained by the fact that very few people in the early Middle Ages were literate. Priests and the few other literate people were responsible for recording names in official documents. And because most people could not specific how to properly record their names it was up to the individual recorder of that time to determine how a spoken name should be recorded. Variations due to the imprecise or improper recording of a name continued later in history when names originally composed in the Brythonic Celtic
, language of Wales, known by natives as Cymraeg, were transliterated into English. Welsh
names that were documented in English often changed dramatically since the native language of Wales, which was highly inflected, did not copy well. Occasionally, however, spelling variations
were carried out according to an individual's specific design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by minor variations. The spelling variations of the name Ap roger have included Proger, Progers, Prodger and others.
Early Notables of the Ap roger family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ap roger family to the New World and Oceana
families joined their Scottish and Irish neighbors during the late 1800s and early 1900s in seeking refuge in North America. Like the Irish and Scottish, many Welsh
anxiously awaited the work, freedom, and opportunities that they believed lay in North America. Those who did journey over to the United States and what became known as Canada often realized those dreams, but only through much toil and perseverance. Whenever and however these Welsh
immigrants arrived in North America, they were instrumental in the creation of the industry, commerce, and cultural heritage within those two developing nations. In the immigration and passenger lists a number of early immigrants bearing the name Ap roger were found: Richard Prodger, who came to Virginia in 1607, thirteen years before the " Mayflower"; William Progers, who settled in Barbados in 1654; and Thomas Progers who settled in Virginia in 1774..