Rogers is a patronymic surname of English origin, deriving from the given name of Roger commonly used by the Normans and meaning 'son of Roger'. Variants include Rodgers (the 'd' is a Welsh addition), Rogerson, and Rogars. The given name was likely first introduced to England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Rogers now ranks as the 77th most common surname in England and Wales and families of that name are spread throughout England and Wales. The Rogers of this history were from the west of Birmingham, in the area known as the Black Country as a result of its large coal deposits, although the Rogers family were not miners but brick makers.
The photograph below shows a brickmaking site in the late nineteenth century.