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Royce Early Origins



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.

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Royce Spelling Variations


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Royce Spelling Variations



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

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Royce Early History


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Royce Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Royce research. Another 325 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1639, 1634, 1639, 1636 and 1666 are included under the topic Early Royce History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Royce Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Royce Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Royce In Ireland


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Royce In Ireland



Some of the Royce family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 69 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

Royce Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Allen Royce, aged 47, landed in New York in 1812
  • Amos Royce, aged 25, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Francis Royce, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1834
  • Joseph Royce arrived in Philadelphia in 1836
  • H Royce, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Royce (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Royce (post 1700)



  • Major-General Ralph Royce (1890-1965), American Commanding General Personnel Distribution Command in 1945
  • 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
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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The Royce Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Royce Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 11 February 2016 at 10:37.

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