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The origins of the Roger surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name originated with an early member who was a fame-spear or one who was a skilled soldier. The surname Roger was originally a Germanic personal name derived from the elements hrod, or "renown" combined with geri, or "spear;" thus the name suggested "prowess with a spear." The surname Roger may have derived from the Old French word Rogier. After the Norman Conquest, the Old English naming system gradually dissolved. Old English names became less common and were replaced by popular continental European names. The earliest surnames in England were found shortly after the Norman Conquest and are of Norman French rather than native English origins.

Roger Early Origins



The surname Roger was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Roger Spelling Variations


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Roger Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Roger has been recorded under many different variations, including Rogers, Roger, Rodger, Rodgers and others.

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Roger Early History


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Roger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Roger research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1550, 1618, 1583, 1658, 1602, 1598, 1655, 1630, 1684, 1636, 1682, 1684, 1620, 1621, 1690 and are included under the topic Early Roger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Roger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Roger Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Richard Rogers (c.1550-1618), an English clergyman, a nonconformist under both Elizabeth I and James I; Henry Rogers (1583-1658), an English Anglican priest and writer, attended Jesus College, Oxford (1602) at the age of eighteen; Nathaniel Rogers (1598-1655), an English clergyman and early New England pastor...

Another 77 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Roger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Roger In Ireland


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Roger In Ireland



Some of the Roger family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 127 words (9 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Roger or a variant listed above:

Roger Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Roger settled in New England in 1635
  • James Roger, aged 20, settled in New England in 1635
  • James Roger, aged 20, landed in New England in 1635
  • Sym Roger, aged 20, arrived in New England in 1635
  • John Roger settled in Virginia in 1642
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Roger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jean Roger, who arrived in Jamestown, Va in 1700
  • Maurice Roger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Thebis Roger, who arrived in Carolina in 1738
  • Geo Michel Roger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Jean Roger settled in Charles Town in 1763-1764

Roger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Allen Roger, aged 46, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Peter Roger, aged 22, landed in Missouri in 1848
  • Ouerre Roger, aged 48, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1850
  • Julien Roger, aged 51, landed in New Orleans, La in 1850
  • Anna Maria Roger, aged 38, landed in America in 1865
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Roger Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Christophe Roger, who landed in Montreal in 1653
  • Louis Roger, who arrived in Canada in 1656

Roger Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Roger, aged 24, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834

Roger Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Eli Roger arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Isabella Watson" in 1846
  • George Roger arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Edward Parry" in 1849
  • George Roger, aged 22, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Sir Edward Parry"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Roger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Roger (post 1700)



  • Jean-Baptiste Roger de Lacoustande, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Nos Nostraque Deo
Motto Translation: We and ours to God.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    11. ...

    The Roger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Roger 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 27 August 2015 at 15:11.

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