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The ancestors of the Rodgerson family migrated to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The surname Rodgerson is based on the Old French given name Rogier, which meant famous spear.

Rodgerson Early Origins



The surname Rodgerson was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland from ancient times, some say as early as the 11th century. According to Camden, the noted historian of the 16th century, this name Roger was a valiant captain who came to England, thence to Scotland from Normandy in the train of William, Duke of Normandy and was at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. This is most likely to be Roger, Earl of Hereford, who was forfeited in 1075 and moved north into Scotland after the devastation of the northland by Duke William. The name is sometimes interpreted from MacRory, or the son of Rory but it is more likely to be from Hrothgar.

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Rodgerson Spelling Variations


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Rodgerson Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Rodgerson were recorded, including Rogerson, Rodgerson, Rodgersone, Rogersone, Rodgeson and many more.

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Rodgerson Early History


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Rodgerson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rodgerson research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1364, 1410, and 1424 are included under the topic Early Rodgerson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rodgerson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rodgerson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Rodgerson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rodgerson In Ireland


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Rodgerson In Ireland



Some of the Rodgerson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Rodgerson arrived in North America very early: James Rodgeson who settled in Virginia in 1637; Theodore and Ellin Rogerson settled in Virginia in 1635; Richard settled in New England in 1706; Jannet Rogerson settled in St. John Island in 1774.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rodgerson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rodgerson (post 1700)



  • Ralph Rodgerson, English soccer player with Leeds United in the 1920s

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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    The Rodgerson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rodgerson Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 13 February 2016 at 09:19.

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