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Roger Name Meaning

Scottish, English, North German, French, and Catalan: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hrod ‘renown’ +gar, ger ‘spear’, ‘lance’, which was introduced into England by the Normans in the form Rog(i)er. The cognate Old Norse Hróðgeirr was a reinforcing influence in Normandy. Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Ruaidhrí (see Rorie).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Royer, Hoger, Moger, Roder, Romer, Roser, Bolger, Roper, Roker

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Where is the Roger family from?

You can see how Roger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Roger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Roger families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 17 Roger families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 28% of all the recorded Roger's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Roger families in 1840.
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What did your Roger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Roger. 18% of Roger men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Roger women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Roger were Truck Driver and Stenographer.

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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
    18%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Census Records

There are 106,000 census records available for the last name Roger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roger 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Roger. 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 24,000 military records available for the last name Roger. For the veterans among your Roger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Roger lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Roger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Roger in 1944 was 25, and 71 in 2004.

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