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The ROGERS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 294,403 61 0.109 1,091
United States (1880 census) 62,613 55 0.125 1,252
Change since 1880 +231790 -6 -0.016 -161
Other Countries
Australia 12,619 81 0.077 772
United Kingdom 50,375 82 0.11 1,097

'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Classification and Origin of ROGERS

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From name of parent

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the ROGERS surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the ROGERS surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of ROGERS in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 229,046 77.8
Black/African American 51,992 17.66
White (Hispanic) 5,211 1.77
Mixed Race 4,652 1.58
Native American/Alaskan 2,267 0.77
Asian/Pacific 1,236 0.42

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the ROGERS surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of ROGERS in historical publications

ROGERS. See Roger. The family of Rogers of Home, in Shropshire, are a cadet of tlie Norburys of Norbury in tliat county. In 7. Edward II., Eocr de Norhury, son of Philip, and grandson of Roger de Norbury, had a grant of the estate of Home. His son took the name of Rogers, and his posterity under that appellation have ever since resided at Home. B.L.G. The family of Rogers, of Wisdome, co. Devon, baronets, claim to be descended from John Rogers, prebendary of St. Paul's, the first victim of the Marian persecution.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to ROGERS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ROGERS.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

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Potential typos for ROGERS

The following words are slight variants of ROGERS that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.