The name Royals was carried to England
in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Royals family lived in Kent
. Their name, however, is a reference to Roisel,
France, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the Royals family
The surname Royals was first found in Kent
, where they held a family seat
from very early times, and where they were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Royals family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Royals research.Another 420 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1230, 1290, 1551, 1574, 1603, 1609, 1661, 1669, 1734, 1826, 1831, 1833, 1855, 1858, 1878, 1881, and 1894 are included under the topic Early Royals History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Royals Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations
are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Royle, Royal, Royell, Royl, Roille, Riall, Ryle, Ryall, O'Riall and many more.
Early Notables of the Royals family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Royals family to Ireland
Some of the Royals family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 119 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Royals family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Royals Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Peter Royals, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
- Henry Royals, aged 36, a shoemaker, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Medina" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MEDINA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/medina1852.shtml