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Early Origins of the Royce family


The surname Royce was first found in Kent where the name was a baptismal patronymic name which was derived from "the son of Royse." The earliest record of the name was found in 1156 when Rohais, wife of Gilbert de Gaunt was listed. A few years later, Roese de Lucy, wife of Fulbert de Dover was listed during the time of Henry II. These early records were always on the feminine side, but later the entries were listed for both genders. The market-town and parish of Royston, Cambridgeshire is of particular significance to the family. "This town derived its name from a cross erected in the highway here, in the reign of William the Conqueror, by the Lady Roysia, Countess of Norfolk: the cross was called Royse's Cross; and a monastery having been established shortly afterwards by Eustachius de Mere and others, which led to the erection of houses, the place acquired the appellation of Royse's Town, whence its present name." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Early History of the Royce family


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Royce Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Royce, Royse, Roys and others.

Early Notables of the Royce family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Royce family to Ireland


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Migration of the Royce family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Royce Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Royce (Royse) who settled in Salem in 1630 with his wife Elizabeth
  • Robert Royce, who landed in Massachusetts in 1634 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Royce Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Allen Royce, aged 47, who landed in New York in 1812 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Amos Royce, aged 25, who arrived in New York in 1812 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Francis Royce, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1834 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Joseph Royce, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1836
  • H Royce, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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Royce Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Emily Royce, aged 39, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1904
  • Frank Royce, aged 8, who emigrated to America from London, in 1904
  • Ethel Royce, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Adell Marena Royce, aged 40, who settled in America, in 1907
  • Caroline Halstead Royce, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1908
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Royce Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Allan Royce, aged 46, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1916
  • Harold F. Royce, aged 35, who emigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1916
  • Edward S. Royce, aged 30, who emigrated to Toronoto, Canada, in 1920

Contemporary Notables of the name Royce (post 1700)


  • Major-General Ralph Royce (1890-1965), American Commanding General Personnel Distribution Command in 1945 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Ralph Royce. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Royce/Ralph/USA.html
  • Winston W. Royce (1929-1995), American computer scientist who first described the Waterfall model for developing software
  • Mike Royce (b. 1964), American comedian, screenwriter and television producer
  • Josiah Royce (1855-1916), American objective idealist philosopher
  • Homer Elihu Royce (1820-1891), American lawyer, politician and jurist
  • William Royce, American guitarist and singer
  • Simon Royce (b. 1971), English footballer
  • Sir Frederick Henry Royce (1863-1933), English engineer
  • Robert Royce (1914-2008), Australian botanist
  • Sir Henry Royce OBE (1863-1933), 1st Baronet, co-founder with Charles Stewart Rolls of the Rolls-Royce automobile company
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Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Ralph Royce. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Royce/Ralph/USA.html

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