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Rogers Family History

Rogers Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): variant of Roger with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. Irish: adopted for Gaelic Mac Ruaidhrí (see Rorie ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Rodgers, Roger, Rogero, Rogerson, Eggers, Odgers, Rutgers, Mooers

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Where is the Rogers family from?

You can see how Rogers families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rogers family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rogers families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 815 Rogers families living in New York. This was about 19% of all the recorded Rogers's in USA. New York had the highest population of Rogers families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rogers surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rogers ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rogers. 15% of Rogers men worked as a Farmer and 6% of Rogers women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rogers were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 1 million census records available for the last name Rogers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rogers census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 218,000 immigration records available for the last name Rogers. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 330,000 military records available for the last name Rogers. For the veterans among your Rogers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rogers lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Rogers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Rogers in 1940 was 37, and 73 in 2004.

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