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The name Rogerson reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Rogerson family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Rogerson is based on the Old French given name Rogier, which meant famous spear.

Rogerson Early Origins



The surname Rogerson 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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Rogerson Spelling Variations


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Rogerson Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Rogerson has been recorded under many different variations, including Rogerson, Rodgerson, Rodgersone, Rogersone, Rodgeson and many more.

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Rogerson Early History


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Rogerson Early History



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

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Rogerson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rogerson Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Rogerson In Ireland


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Rogerson In Ireland



Some of the Rogerson 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



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Rogersons were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Rogerson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Theodore and Ellin Rogerson settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Ellin Rogerson, aged 20, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Theodor Rogerson, aged 20, arrived in Virginia in 1635

Rogerson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Rogerson settled in New England in 1706

Rogerson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Rogerson, aged 35, landed in New York in 1812
  • James Rogerson settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1820
  • Aspden Rogerson, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838
  • John Rogerson, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844

Rogerson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jannet Rogerson settled in St. John Island in 1774

Rogerson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Martin Rogerson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rogerson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rogerson (post 1700)



  • Daniel John Rogerson (b. 1975), English Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for North Cornwall
  • Staff Sergeant Sidney George Rogerson GC, British officer awarded the George Cross for "most conspicuous gallantry"
  • Simon Rogerson, Professor with the Faculty of Computing Sciences and Engineering, at De Montfort University, England
  • Roger Caleb Rogerson (b. 1941), Australian former Detective-Sergeant of the New South Wales Police Force
  • Iain Rogerson, British actor

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm

Other References

  1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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The Rogerson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rogerson 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.

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