An English, Scottish and Welsh surname, the Rodgers family name is a form of the name â€˜Rogersâ€™. It was the Welsh language which added the letter â€˜dâ€™ to the spelling making the name Rodgers. The original Roger name may have been â€˜Hrothgarâ€™ which meant fame and spear.
Spellings variations for Rodgers include Rogars, Rogers, Rogeres and Rogerson
The Rodgers surname is common in Wales and Scotland. In Scotland the Rodgers surname is in most of the region with the highest percentage in Lanarkshire and Midlothian. In Wales all sections have many with the Rodgers surname. In England the name is mostly in Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cornwall and Derbyshire.
The Rodgers surname is located mostly in Texas, Pennsylvania, California, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Georgia, North Carolina, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Tennessee within the United States.
Famous: Richard Rodgers (composer, songwriter with Hart and Hammerstein), Jimmie Rodgers (singer), Lorraine Rodgers (female pilot, first to fly during World War Two), IIona Rodgers (actress in U.K., New Zealand and Australia), Buck Rodgers (professional baseball player and manager), Calbraith Perry Rodgers (pioneer aviator) and Alan Rodgers (science fiction and horror writer).