Roger Family History

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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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Roger Family Origin

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Roger Family Occupations

What did your Roger ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Roger. 1% of Roger men worked as a Farmer and 48% of Roger women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Roger were Builders Labourer and Cook

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farmer
  • Farmer Heavy Worker
  • Blacksmith
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housekeeper
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Cook

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

Roger Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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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Roger Life Expectancy

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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