hereditary surnames in France were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. As well as the names of the saints of the Christian Church, many of the most common French surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. They derive from the language of the Visigoths, who controlled France between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries. The family name Roget is derived from the popular Old French given name Rogier, meaning famous spear.
Early Origins of the Raugay family
family seat since very early times.
Early History of the Raugay family
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Raugay Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Roget, Roger, Rogier, Rogey, Rogay, Rogger, Rauget, Rauger, Raugey and many more.
Early Notables of the Raugay family (pre 1700)
Notable in the family name at this time was François Roger de Gaignières (1642-1715), French genealogist, antiquary and collector; Estienne Roger (1665-1722), a French printer and publisher who worked in the Netherlands; and Louis de...
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Migration of the Raugay family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Edward Roget settled in Philadelphia in 1828; Allian Roger, aged 35; settled with his son, Caleb, 15; in Jamaica in 1684; Andrew Roger settled in Nevis in 1663-1679.
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