Similar to many French family names, the distinguished surname Roget is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. The earliest forms of 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 Roget family
The surname Roget was first found in Savoy (French: Savoie) in the Rhône-Alpes region of the French Alps, where the family has held a family seat
since very early times.
Early History of the Roget family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Roget research.Another 557 words (40 lines of text) covering the years 1259, 1620, 1622, 1700, 1642, 1715, 1665, 1722, 1550, 1617 and 1624 are included under the topic Early Roget History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Roget Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Roget, Roger, Rogier, Rogey, Rogay, Rogger, Rauget, Rauger, Raugey and many more.
Early Notables of the Roget 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... Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Roget Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Roget family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Roget Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Abraham Roget, who arrived in New York, NY in 1795 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Roget Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Edward Roget, who settled in Philadelphia in 1828
Contemporary Notables of the name Roget (post 1700)
- Einar Leonard Roget, American Government Official
- Mansuy Dominique Roget (1760-1832), Baron de Belloguet, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815, one of the first recipients of the Legion of Honor in 1804 CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, August 27) Mansuy Roget. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
- Leo Thomas Earl Roget (b. 1977), retired English footballer who played from 1995 to 2011
- Peter Mark Roget (1779-1869), English physician and creator of the Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases (Roget's Thesaurus)