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Rogers Family Records

The Rogers Family is among the forty-nine "best families" selected by the American Historical-Genealogical Society for whom the Society has published family histories during the past few years. The Rogers family has been prominent in the British Empire and in the United States, its members having played important roles in war and in peace. Family pride is a commendable trait and should be cultivated. All Rogerses have just cause to be proud of their family history and traditions.

In references No. 7 and No. 14 we find the following regarding the origin and meaning of the name Rogers:

The personal name of Roger was exceedingly common all over the country in the 13th century. It vied with Robert, John and William for popularity for several centuries. Early registers teem with the name and many persons bearing it are recorded as tenants in Domesday Book. The Christian name developed into the surname of Rogers, Rodgers, Rogerson, etc.

In the reign of Edward II, Rogers de Norbury had a grant of the estate of Home. His son took the name of Rogers and his posterity continue to reside at Home under that appelation.

The family of Rogers of Wisdome, Devon, baronets, descend from John Rogers, prebendary of St. Paul's, the first victim of the Marian persecution.

The data in this volume is gathered from reliable sources. We have selected what we consider the most important material. Many of the daughters, and sons for whom no issue was shown, have been omitted from the pedigrees. A missing symbol indicates that a name has been omitted. Those desiring further information are advised to consult the volumes mentioned in the list of References.

The compiler hopes that, in producing this volume he is bringing to the Rogers family information which will be of interest and value to them, and that he is rendering an important service to the public. He and his associates will be glad to give their cooperation to members of the family who are interested in having a complete genealogy of the family published.

Unless otherwise plainly shown, the persons in this volume whose names are accompanied by three figures are children of the immediately preceding persons bearing immediately preceding numbers. All persons in each group bearing the same letter as a part of their numbers, are directly related. The generations of the descendants of those bearing numbers of three figures are represented as follows. However, some of our material is published as copied from various records without rearrangement according to this system.

Generations 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Symbols (1), etc. (A), etc. (a), etc. 1, etc. A, etc.
Generations 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Symbols a, etc. (I), etc. (i), etc. I, etc. i, etc.

Abbreviations: add., address; b., born; ch., children; coll., college; d., died; d.y., died young; d.w.i., died without issue; dau., daughter; grad., graduated; l., lives, lived; m., married, moved; s., son, succeeded; d.s.p., died without issue; d.v.p., died before father; univ., university.


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