Dictionary of Medieval Names
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Roger m. Old Saxon hrōth, Old High German hruod 'fame' + Old High German, Old Saxon gēr 'spear'.

The name of a legendary 6th C Danish king, three 11th and 12th C rulers of Sicily, an 11th C Italian saint, and a 13th C English saint.

Brabant
Latin
1312 Rogero (abl) JeanIII p. 26, Rutgheri (gen) ibid. p. 36, Rutgherus (nom) ibid. p. 22
Czech Republic
Latin
1314 Rudgerer (nom) Rössler1 6, Rudiger (nom) ibid. 6
Middle High German
1318 Rudel (nom) Rössler1 45
England
Latin
1155 Rogerus (nom) FPD p. 121, fn. 1; 1161x1184 Rogeri (gen) MDE p. 227, no. 1, Rogerus (nom) ibid. p. 227, no. 1; 1181 Roger (nom) StPaulDom p. 114; 1183 Rogerus (nom) BoldonBuke p. 3; 1185x1186 Rogeri (gen) PR-XXXVI p. 4, Rogerus (nom) ibid. p. 5; 1189 Rogeri (gen) GASurv p. 112, Rogerius (nom) ibid. p. 77, Rogero (abl) ibid. p. 91, Rogerus (nom) ibid. p. 87; c1198 Rogerus (nom) ibid. p. 246; 1222 Rogeri (gen) StPaulDom p. 2, Rogerus (nom) ibid. p. 6; 1240 Rogerus (nom) ibid. p. 118; 1246 Rogerus (nom) PSS-II p. 7; 1256 Rogeri (gen) EARNb p. 5, Rogerum (acc) ibid. p. 1, Rogerus (nom) ibid. p. 3; 1279–80 Rogeri (gen) WaHR-SK p. 33, Rogero (abl) ibid. p. 28, Rogerus (nom) ibid. p. 29; 1296 Rogeri (gen) RCS-1 p. 92b, Rogero (dat) ibid. p. 93a, Rogerum (acc) ibid. p. 93a, Rogerus (nom) ibid. p. 94b; 1299 Rogerus (nom) ComWil-vol1 p. 2; 1300 Rogerus (nom) ProcSuf-vol3 p. 235; 1301 Rogerus (nom) ComWil-vol1 p. 3; 1302 Rogerus (nom) ibid. p. 4; 1340xc1450 Rogeri (gen) CovGuild-1 p. 7, Rogerus (nom) ibid. p. 5; 1347 Rogeri (gen) SocAntNor-3-3 no. 7; 1376 Rogerus (nom) CovGuild-1 p. 59; 1377 Rogeri (gen) FenPT-2 p. 4, Rogerus (nom) ibid. p. 4; 1381 Rogero (abl) Suffolk1381 p. 90, Rogerum (acc) ibid. p. 98, Rogerus (nom) FenPT-2 p. 8, Suffolk1381 p. 73; 1408 Rogerus (nom) GCCYork p. 10; 1424–25 Rogerus (nom) EEW p. 55; 1431 Rogero (dat) WillsInv LVI; 1485–1486 Roger (nom) CovGuild-2 p. 78, Rogero (abl) ibid. p. 51, Rogerus (nom) ibid. p. 79; 1539/40 Rogerus (nom) SA12 p. 3; 1540 Rogeri (gen) ibid. p. 3, Rogerus (nom) ibid. p. 5; 1554 Rogerus (nom) StMartF p. 58; 1556 Rogerus (nom) ibid. p. 58; 1564 Rodgerus (nom) Chst-1 p. 11
Dutch
1573 Rogier AuFr Courte; 1580 Rutger ibid. Assens
Middle English
1395 Roger EEW p. 8, Rogers (gen) ibid. p. 8; 1420 Roger ibid. p. 52; 1424–25 Roger ibid. p. 55; 1425 Roger ibid. p. 63; 1426 Roger ibid. p. 70; 1429 Roger WillsInv LV; 1430 Roger EEW p. 86; 1431 Roger ibid. p. 90; 1434 Roger ibid. p. 98
Early Modern English
1485 Roger WillsInv LXIX; 1511 Roger OrpingtonKe p. 75; 1522 Roger WillsInv LXXVI; 1529 Roger CovGuild-2 p. 81, SRS-XXI p. 6, Rogier CovGuild-2 p. 85; 1530 Rogar LIWill-III p. 84, Roger ibid. p. 7; 1531 Roger SaxhamSf p. 121; 1532–1533 Roger CovGuild-2 p. 94; 1533 Roger ibid. p. 160; 1534 Roger ibid. p. 126; 1539 Roger BarnstapleBap p. 1; 1540 Roger ibid. p. 1; 1541 Roger StAnthonlin p. 2, Rogere BarnstapleBap p. 2; 1542 Roger ibid. p. 3; 1542/3 Roger SIAcc 3; 1542 Roger StAnthonlin p. 3; 1543 Roger BarnstapleBap p. 3, StAnthonlin p. 4; 1544 Roger BarnstapleBap p. 4; 1545 Roger ibid. p. 4, RegIng p. 2; 1546 Roger BEmar-vol1 p. 3, BarnstapleBap p. 5; 1546/7 Roger ExMar 1b; 1547 Roger BarnstapleBap p. 5, StAnthonlin p. 6; 1548 Roger BarnstapleBap p. 6, StAnthonlin p. 7; 1550 Roger ExMar 2a, roger WillsInv XCV; 1551 Roger BEmar-vol1 p. 4, BarnstapleBap p. 6; 1552 Roger ibid. p. 7; 1553 Roger ibid. p. 8; 1554 Roger bruton-vol1 p. 26; 1555 Roger BarnstapleBap p. 9, bruton-vol1 p. 27; 1556 Roger ibid. p. 27; 1557 Rodger BarnstapleBap p. 10, Roger ibid. p. 10; 1557/8 Roger RegSASel p. 2; 1557 Roger bruton-vol1 p. 28; 1558 Roger RegSASel p. 2, StAnthonlin p. 12; 1559 Rodger BarnstapleBap p. 10, Roger CAmar-vol1 p. 1, StAnthonlin p. 13, StMaryA p. 3, bruton-vol1 p. 30; 1560 Roger BarnstapleBap p. 10, RegSASel p. 6; 1560/1 Roger ibid. p. 7; 1560 Roger StAnthonlin p. 13; 1561 Roger BarnstapleBap p. 11, RegSASel p. 7, StAnthonlin p. 14, bruton-vol1 p. 3; 1562 Roger BarnstapleBap p. 12, StAnthonlin p. 14, bruton-vol1 p. 32; 1563 Roger BarnstapleBap p. 12; 1563/4 Roger ibid. p. 13; 1563 Roger StAnthonlin p. 15, bruton-vol1 p. 33; 1564 Roger BarnstapleBap p. 13, StMaryA p. 4, WAmar-1 p. 15; 1565 Roger BarnstapleBap p. 13, StAnthonlin p. 17; 1566 Roger ibid. p. 18, bruton-vol1 p. 35; 1567 Roger BUmar-vol1 p. 2, BUmar-vol9 p. 4, StAnthonlin p. 18; 1568 Roger ibid. p. 19; 1569 Roger DEmar-vol1 p. 82; 1570 Roger bruton-vol1 p. 38; 1572 Roger DEmar-vol1 p. 82, bruton-vol1 p. 40; 1573 Roger Bar-in-El p. 21, StAnthonlin p. 23, bruton-vol1 p. 6; 1574 Roger BUmar-vol9 p. 148; 1574/5 Roger HAmar-vol9 p. 3; 1574 Roger WAmar-1 p.76; 1575 Roger DEmar-vol1 p. 83, StAnthonlin p. 24; 1577 Roger ibid. p. 25; 1578 Roger BUmar-vol2 p. 62, DEmar-vol1 p. 84, StAnthonlin p. 26; 1579 Roger COmar-vol2 p. 71; 1580 Roger BUmar-vol2 p. 63; 1581 Roger DEmar-vol2 p. 6; 1582 Roger StAnthonlin p. 29; 1583 Roger BEmar-vol2 p. 130, DEmar-vol1 p. 84; 1584 Roger StAnthonlin p. 31; 1585 Roger BEmar-vol1 p. 12, DEmar-vol1 p. 85, StAnthonlin p. 31; 1586 Roger BEmar-vol2 p. 96, DEmar-vol2 p. 12; 1587 Roger ibid. p. 14, StAnthonlin p. 32; 1588/9 Roger BEmar-vol1 p. 13; 1588 Roger Bar-in-El p. 14, COmar-vol5 p. 8, DEmar-vol1 p. 85, StAnthonlin p. 33; 1589 Roger COmar-vol2 p. 71, DEmar-vol1 p. 86, StAnthonlin p. 33, bruton-vol1 p. 48; 1590 Roger ibid. p. 9; 1591 Roger DEmar-vol2 p. 23, bruton-vol1 p. 50; 1592 Roger DEmar-vol2 p. 24, StAnthonlin p. 35, bruton-vol1 p. 51; 1593 Roger BUmar-vol2 p. 65, StAnthonlin p. 36, bruton-vol1 p. 10; 1594 Roger COmar-vol2 p. 123, DEmar-vol2 p. 28; 1595 Roger ibid. p. 30; 1595/6 Roger RegFord p. 3; 1595 Roger StAnthonlin p. 37, bruton-vol1 p. 10; 1596 Roger DEmar-vol2 p. 33, bruton-vol1 p. 54; 1597 Roger StAnthonlin p. 38, WAmar-1 p. 109, bruton-vol1 p. 56; 1598 Roger COmar-vol2 p. 50, bruton-vol1 p. 56; 1599 Roger BUmar-vol9 p. 10, DEmar-vol2 p. 42, StAnthonlin p. 39
Estonia
Middle Low German
1379x1383 Rotgher BbRT p. 336; 1383 Rotgher ibid. p. 336; 1387 Rotgher ibid. p. 339; 1399 Rotgher ibid. p. 342; 1400 Rotger ibid. p. 342; 1407 Rotger ibid. p. 344; 1409 Rotger ibid. p. 345; 1412 Rotgher ibid. p. 346; 1416 Rotger ibid. p. 347; 1429 Rotgert ibid. p. 353; 1430 Rotger ibid. p. 354; 1437 Rotgher ibid. p. 360; 1438 Rochtgher ibid. p. 361; 1442 Rotger ibid. p. 364; 1443 Rotger ibid. p. 365; 1524x1532 Rotgher Saareste1923a p. 103
France
Latin
745 Chrodgarii (gen) CartStBert 1; c823 Rotgarius (nom) irminon-vol2 40; 10thC Rotgerius (nom) St-Bernard-Romans no. 114; 932 Rotgerii (gen) CartSavII 2; 1015 Rogerii (gen) NTDip-vol4 p. 225; 1029x1033 Rotgerius (nom) CartStPC XII; 1030 Rogerius (nom) StVdM-II 712; 1090x1101 Rogerius (nom) CartStPC XLIII; 1101x1120 Rogerii (gen) ibid. XXIV; 1101x1129 Rogerii (gen) ibid. XXVIII, Rogerio (abl) ibid. XXVIII, Rogerius (nom) ibid. XXXVI; 1102x1144 Rogerii (gen) ibid. XLV; 1107 Rogerius (nom) ibid. XVII; a1108 Rogerius (nom) ibid. XXI; 1113 Rogerii (gen) CartNDJosaphat III; 1114 Rogerius (nom) ibid. IV; 1115 Rogerius (nom) ibid. VI; 1115x1149 Rogerius (nom) CartStPC X; a1116 Rogerii (gen) ibid. XX; 1120 Rogerius (nom) CartNDJosaphat VIII; 1121 Rogerio (abl) ibid. IX; 1124 Rogerius (nom) ibid. XIII; 1135 Rogeri (gen) CartNDdOurscamp LXXVIII, Rogerus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 7; 1138x62 Rogerius (nom) ibid. 80; c1140 Rogeri (gen) CartNDdOurscamp XCIX; 1142 Rogerus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 9; 1145 Rogerius (nom) ibid. 11; 1147 Rogerii (gen) ibid. 14, Rogerius (nom) ibid. 14, Rogerus (nom) ibid. 14; 1147x1162 Rogerio (abl) ibid. 52, Rogerius (nom) ibid. 52; c1150 Rogerus (nom) CartNDdOurscamp CXIII; 1162 Rogeri (gen) ibid. LXIII, Rogerius (nom) clairvaux-12thc 40; a1163 Rogerus (nom) ibid. 97; 1163 Rogerii (gen) ibid. 99, Rogerio (abl) ibid. 99; 1163–64 Rogerii (gen) ibid. 107, Rogerius (nom) ibid. 108, Rogerus (nom) ibid. 107; 1164 Rogerii (gen) ibid. 120, Rogerius (nom) ibid. 120, Rogerus (nom) ibid. 120; 1178 Rogeri (gen) ibid. 167; 1179 Rogero (abl) ibid. 176, Rogerus (nom) ibid. 177; 1180 Rogero (abl) CartNDdOurscamp LV; 1190 Rogero (abl) ibid., Rogerum (acc) ibid. CII, Rogerus (nom) ibid. CII; 1201 Rogerus (nom) ibid. LXI; 1205 Rogeri (gen) ibid. LXXXV, Rogero (abl) ibid. LXXXV; 1222 Rogerus (nom) ibid. XXXVIII; 1258 Rogerus (nom) ArrestReg-volI VIII, pluribus; 1259 Rogero (abl) ibid. III, BMV, Rogerus (nom) ibid. III, BMV; 1260 Rogeri (gen) ibid. II, St. Martin, Rogerii (gen) ibid. XXIII, Ascension, Rogerus (nom) ibid. XI, Pentecost; 1268 Rogerus (nom) NDParisII 2-V; 1269 Rogerus (nom) ibid. 2-III; 1270 Rogeri (gen) ibid. 2-XLI; 1273 Rogerii (gen) RegToul-13thC p. 37; 1301 Rogeri (gen) MemPic-vol17 p. 204, Rogero (abl) ibid. p. 200, Rogerus (nom) ibid. p. 203; 1378 Rogeri (gen) hanquetvol1 678, Rogerii (gen) ibid. 147, Rogerio (abl) ibid. 783, Rogero (dat) ibid. 708, Rogier (nom) ibid. 1333
1101x1129 Rogrini (gen) CartStPC XXII; a1116 Rogrini (gen) ibid. XX
Old French
1292 Rogier 1292paris p. 1; 1296 Rogier paris1296 p. 2; 1301 Rogiers (nom) MemPic-vol17 p. 240; 1313 Roger Paris1313 p. 100, Rogier ibid. p. 2; 1327 Rogier MemDocMan-2 p. 186
1296 Rogerin paris1296 p. 18; 1313 Rogerin Paris1313 p. 48
Middle French
1392 Roger MemBret-II col. 603, Rogier ibid. col. 600; 1418 Rogier HGParis p. 374; 1421 Rogier favier 116; 1423 Rogier ibid. 198; 1438 Rogier ibid. 78; 1560 Roger RegPCC-1 p. 1; 1562 Roger ibid. p. 6; 1563 Roger ibid. p. 18; 1564 Roger ibid. p. 71; 1565 Roger ibid. p. 117; 1566 Roger ibid. p. 199; 1567 Roger ibid. p. 290; 1568 Roger ibid. p. 368; 1570 Roger ibid. p. 424; 1571 Roger ibid. p. 447
1418 Rogerin HGParis p. 386; 1421 Rogerin favier 954; 1423 Rogerin ibid. 296
Germany
Latin
822x875 Rothgerus (nom) TradCorb §97; 1142 Ruodeger (nom) mairhofer VIII; 1151 Ruodeger (nom) ibid. XLI; 1256 Rothgeri (gen) CDL-1.1.1 XXVI; 1259 Rotgerus (nom) ibid. XXXI; 1261 Rvdegero (abl) FRA-XXXL 207; 1401 Rutgero (dat) HD1401 no. 222; 1540 Rutgeri (gen) quix-vol1 p. 58
Early New High German
1401 Ruͤgers (gen) UrkKH-2 908, Ruͤggern (dat) ibid. 908; 1402 Ruͤgers (dat) ibid. 912
Ireland
Latin
fin12thC Roger (nom) MunDocIr III, p. 9, Rogeri (gen) ibid. III, p. 5, Rogerus (nom) ibid. III, p. 3
Italy
Latin
1198 Rogerio (abl) ChStBo1 III; 1243 Rogerium (acc) hennes-vol1 110; 1245 Rogerus (nom) ibid. 120; 1261 Rvdgerus (nom) FRA-XXXL 211; 1265x1339 Rogeri (gen) BBC-Berg 384, Rogerii (gen) ibid. 24; 1281 Rogerii (gen) ibid. p. XLIII; 1282 Rogerius (nom) ibid. p. XLVIII; 1285 Rogerii (gen) ibid. p. XLIII, Rugerii (gen) Perugia1285 p. 156; 1291 Rogerii (gen) BBC-Berg p. XLIV; 1324 Rogerius (nom) DSF p. 46, 3700; 1464 Rogerio (abl) CUP-III-I CCXXXI
Latvia
Middle Low German
1452 Rotghar Arbusow p. 97
The Netherlands
Latin
1324 rotgherus (nom) GesOIJ-1 p. 299; 1349 Rotgheri (gen) ibid. p. 300
Scotland
Latin
c1120 Rogerio (abl) ESC XXXV; a1199 Rogeri (gen) CartNBer 2; 1214–1226 Rogero (abl) morton-vol1 1; 1425 Rogeri (gen) RMSRS-2 27
Scots
1376 Rogero (dat) morton-vol1 16
Spain
Latin
1488 Roger (nom) carbonell-I p. 22; 1491 Roger (nom) ibid. p. 57
Switzerland
Latin
1134 Rogerio (abl) CartHaut 1; 1180 Rogerii (gen) ibid. 26, Rogerius (nom) ibid. 26
Wales
Latin
1454 Rogerus (nom) ArchCambIII p. 71
Welsh
1560 Roger RegCon1 p. 19
Cite as: R. Le Get, N. Shiel, J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Roger". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Roger.