Last Name ROGERS

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Meaning The son of Roger. In Domesday Rogerus, county Norfolk. Exceedingly common in the 13th century all over the country, giving us the nicknames Hodge and Dodge, and through them Hodson, Hodgkins, Hodgkinson, etc. Roger vied with Robert, John, and William for popularity for several centuries. In France, too, the name was a favourite, the French proverb for 'There is a good time coning' being 'Roger Bon Temps.' Hodge at some point became an ENglish synonym for a peasant or agricultural labourer. Once a knightly name, Roger has fallen from his high estate, and is, as Joan, ever among the poor.
The son of Roger. In Domesday Rogerus, county Norfolk. Exeedingly common in the 13th century all over the country, giving us the nicknames Hodge and Dodge, and through them Hodgson, Hodgkin, Hodgkinson, etc. Roger vied with Robert, Johnm and William for popularity for several centuries. In France, too, the name was a fovourite, the French proverb for 'There is a good time coming' being 'Roger Bon Temps.' Later Hodge became an English synonym for a peasant or agricultural labourer. Once a knightly name, Roger has follen from his high estate, and is, as Joan, ever among the poor. Early registers teem with the name.
Origin English, Jewish, French, Native American, Chilean, Irish, Falkland, Maori, Creole, Belgian, Zimbabwean, South african

Rank 61 (2000 US census) 54 (1990 US census)
Count 294,403 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 77.8%, or 229046 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 17.66%, or 51992 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.42%, or 1236 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.77%, or 2267 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.58%, or 4652 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.77%, or 5211 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.


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