Boy name origins & meanings
- German : Famous spearman; quiet
Family name origins & meanings
- English : patronymic from the personal name Roger.
- 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.