The name Mylroie has a history dating as far back as the Middle Ages. It was a Bretonname for a person who acted the role of the king in local
festivals, or who habitually put on regal airs. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old Fench word rei, meaning king.
Early Origins of the Mylroie family
The surname Mylroie was first found in Brittany
, where this eminent family held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the Mylroie family
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Mylroie Spelling Variations
There were a great number of spelling variations
in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Roys, Roy, Roais, Roays, Roaiz, Roi, Rois, Le Roy, La Roy, Les Roys, Des Roys and many more.
Early Notables of the Mylroie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mylroie family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Mylroie has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Mylroie were G. B. Roys settled in San Francisco in 1850; J. Roys settled in San Francisco in 1852; Robert Royse settled with his wife, Elizabeth, in Massachusetts in 1630.
Contemporary Notables of the name Mylroie (post 1700)
- Laurie Mylroie (b. 1953), American political author, known for her works on Iraq and the War on Terror