Last name origins & meanings:
- Scottish, English, North German, French, and Catalan: from a
Germanic personal name composed of the elements hrōd
‘renown’ +gār, gēr ‘spear’, ‘lance’, which was
introduced into England by the Normans in the form
Rog(i)er. The cognate Old Norse Hróðgeirr was a
reinforcing influence in Normandy.
- Irish: reduced Anglicized form
of Gaelic Mac Ruaidhrí (see Rorie).
- In its French form, this name arrived in Quebec City in 1648 from
Paris. <xref>Labrie</xref> is an attested secondary surname.
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