The name Roi 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
festivals, or who habitually put on regal airs. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old Fench word rei, meaning king.
since ancient times.
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Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local
accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations
of the name Roi, including Roys, Roy, Roais, Roays, Roaiz, Roi, Rois, Le Roy, La Roy, Les Roys, Des Roys and many more.