When Robert E. Rogers was born in 1780, in Flemington, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, his father, Benjamin Rogers, was 21 and his mother, Ellen Reading, was 25. He died in 1864, at the age of 84.
English (of Norman origin): variant of Roger , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.
Irish: adopted for Gaelic Mac Ruaidhrí (see Rorie ).
History: 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.