Peter Francis has also been
researching the family name.
"The spelling of Rodger is a bit of a
minefield. Senior was born Roger in 1809, married as Roger in 1832, shown
as the father of his son who was born 3 months later (!) as Roger, yet he
died as Rodger in 1876. Junior was born Roger in 1832, married as Rodger
in 1855 and died as Rodger in 1883. So somewhere between 1832 and 1855,
they all added a D! Best left alone perhaps, we’ll never know the answer.
Another curiosity to which there will be no
answer is why Thomas Rodger, my great grandfather, born 1856, became
Thomas Rodger Rodger by the time of his marriage in 1880. And to add a
red herring for family tree researchers, Thomas Rodger junior’s youngest
brother, John, christened his first born son Thomas Rodger Rodger in
g.g.g.grandson of Thomas Rodger, Sen:
June 11, 2008