Similar to many French family names, the distinguished surname Rouget 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 Rouget family
The surname Rouget 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 Rouget family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rouget 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 Rouget History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Rouget Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Roget, Roger, Rogier, Rogey, Rogay, Rogger, Rauget, Rauger, Raugey and many more.
Early Notables of the Rouget 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 Rouget Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Rouget family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Rouget Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Henry Rouget, aged 21, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1874
Contemporary Notables of the name Rouget (post 1700)
- Claude Pierre Rouget, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, September 9) Claude Rouget. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
- Charles Marie Benjamin Rouget (1824-1904), French physiologist
- Jean Rouget (b. 1916), French field hockey player at the 1936 and 1948 Summer Olympics
- Jean-Claude Rouget (b. 1953), French Thoroughbred horse trainer and former jockey
- Georges Rouget (1781-1869), neoclassical French painter
- Julio José Iglesias Rouget (b. 1972), Spanish retired football goalkeeper