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The meaning of Rogers

1. English (of Norman origin): variant of Roger, with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. 2. Irish: adopted for Gaelic Mac Ruaidhrí (see Rorie).History: Thomas Rogers (c.1587–1621), born in London, England, was among the Pilgrim Fathers who sailed on the Mayflower in 1620. He died during the first winter at Plymouth Colony, but his son Joseph survived and married, and was later joined in MA by his brother John. This name was subsequently brought to North America independently by many different bearers.

Dictionary of American Family Names, 2nd edition, © Oxford University Press, 2022.

How common is the last name Rogers in the United States?

According to the Decennial U.S. Census, the popularity of the surname Rogers has seen some shifts between 2000 and 2010. The rank of the name dropped slightly from 61 in 2000 to 66 in 2010, a decrease of 8.2%. However, the overall count of individuals with this surname increased by 2.67% during the same period, from 294,403 to 302,261. The proportion per 100,000 people fell by 6.1%, from 109.13 to 102.47.

20002010Change
Rank#61#66-8.2%
Count294,403302,2612.67%
Proportion per 100k109.13102.47-6.1%

Race and Ethnicity of people with the last name Rogers

The ethnicity data from the Decennial U.S. Census reveals that the ethnic composition of those with the surname Rogers changed somewhat from 2000 to 2010. The proportion identifying as Asian/Pacific Islander rose by 28.57%, while those identifying with two or more ethnicities increased by 32.91%. The majority of individuals with this surname identified as White, though this proportion decreased slightly by 3.08%. The Hispanic population carrying the Rogers surname saw a substantial increase of 48.02%. The percentage of Black individuals with this surname rose by 4.93%, while the American Indian and Alaskan Native group saw an increase of 6.49%.

20002010Change
White77.8%75.4%-3.08%
Black17.66%18.53%4.93%
Hispanic1.77%2.62%48.02%
Two or More Races1.58%2.1%32.91%
American Indian and Alaskan Native0.77%0.82%6.49%
Asian/Pacific Islander0.42%0.54%28.57%

rogers ancestry composition

23andMe computes an ancestry breakdown for each customer. People may have ancestry from just one population or they may have ancestry from several populations. The most commonly-observed ancestry found in people with the surname Rogers is British & Irish, which comprises 54.2% of all ancestry found in people with the surname. The next two most common ancestries are French & German (21.7%) and Eastern European (3.8%). Additional ancestries include Scandinavian, Italian, Spanish & Portuguese, Nigerian, and Ashkenazi Jewish.

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ANCESTRY BREAKDOWNCOMPOSITION
British & Irish54.2%
French & German21.7%
Eastern European3.8%
Other20.3%
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Possible origins of the surname rogers

Your DNA provides clues about where your recent ancestors may have lived. Having many distant relatives in the same location suggests that you may all share common ancestry there. Locations with many distant relatives can also be places where people have migrated recently, such as large cities. If a large number of individuals who share your surname have distant relatives in a specific area, it could indicate a connection between your surname and that location, stemming from either recent ancestral ties or migration.

Based on 23andMe data, people with last name Rogers have recent ancestry locations in United Kingdom and Ireland.

RECENT ANCESTRY LocationPercentage
Greater London, United Kingdom86.30%
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom86.30%
Glasgow City, United Kingdom86.00%
Merseyside, United Kingdom85.90%
West Midlands, United Kingdom85.70%

What rogers haplogroups can tell you

Haplogroups are genetic population groups that share a common ancestor on either your paternal or maternal line. These paternal and maternal haplogroups shed light on your genetic ancestry and help tell the story of your family.

The top paternal haplogroup of people with the surname Rogers is R-CTS241, which is predominantly found among people with European ancestry. Haplogroup R-CTS241 is descended from haplogroup R-M343. Other common haplogroups include R-L21 and R-CTS4931, which are predominantly found among people with European and European ancestry. Other surnames with similar common haplogroups are: Taylor, Thompson, Smith, Thomas, Wilson, Rodgers, Morris, Clark, Walker, White.

The most common maternal haplogroups of people with Rogers surname are: H, T2b, H1. These most commonly trace back to individuals of European ancestry.

rogersPaternal Haplogroup Origins R-M343

Your maternal lineage may be linked to Marie Antoinette

Because it is so dominant in the general European population, haplogroup H also appears quite frequently in the continent's royal houses. Marie Antoinette, an Austrian Hapsburg who married into the French royal family, inherited the haplogroup from her maternal ancestors. So did Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, whose recorded genealogy traces his female line to Bavaria. Scientists also discovered that famed 16th century astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus traced his maternal lineages to haplogroup H.

Marie Antoinette

What do people with the surname Rogers have in common?

Spoiler alert: it's complicated. People with the same last name are usually no more genetically similar than a randomly sampled group of people from the same population. That said, people with the same surname are more likely to have similar ancestries than randomly sampled individuals. The reason is the tendency of people with similar cultural or geographical backgrounds to preferentially mate with one another. That's why people who share a surname may be more likely to share traits and tendencies in common than people within the general population. Check out the percentages below to see the prevalences of tastes, habits, and traits of people with your surname compared with prevalences among 23andMe users.

Preferences

Rogers

Chocolate Ice Cream

Prefers chocolate flavored ice cream over other flavors.

"Rogers" Surname 42.6%

23andMe Users 41.3%

Traits

Rogers

Misophonia

When sounds made by others, like the sound of chewing or yawning, provoke strong emotional reactions in an individual.

"Rogers" Surname 27.1%

23andMe Users 27.9%

Habits

Rogers

Sugary Drink

Drinks one or more sugary drinks per day.

"Rogers" Surname 23.5%

23andMe Users 21.1%

Wellness

Rogers

Migraine

A severe headache characterized by intense pain, sensitivity to light and sound, and often accompanied by nausea and vomiting.

"Rogers" Surname 18.5%

23andMe Users 16.4%