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Originally, Roye was a nickname for a person with red hair. Roye is a nickname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Nicknames form a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, and can refer directly or indirectly to one's personality, physical attributes, mannerisms, or even their habits of dress. The surname Roye comes from the Gaelic word ruadh, which means red. Thus, the original bearers of the surname Roye would have been known for their red hair, or possibly, a ruddy complexion.

Roye Early Origins



The surname Roye was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat from very early times, where some say before the Millenium.

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Roye Spelling Variations


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Roye Spelling Variations



Spelling variations were extremely common in medieval names, since scribes from that era recorded names according to sound rather than a standard set of rules. Roye has appeared in various documents spelled Roy, Roys, Roye, Roi, McRoy and others.

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Roye Early History


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Roye Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Roye research. Another 196 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1488 and 1550 are included under the topic Early Roye History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Roye Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Roye Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Roye Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Roye In Ireland


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Roye In Ireland



Some of the Roye family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 274 words (20 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



Descendents of Dalriadan-Scottish families still populate many communities across North Ameri ca. They are particularly common in Canada, since many went north as United Empire Loyalists at the time of the American War of Independence. Much later, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the highland games and Clan societies that now dot North America sprang up, allowing many Scots to recover their lost national heritage. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Roye, or a variant listed above:

Roye Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Donald Roye, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1651

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Contemporary Notables of the name Roye (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Roye (post 1700)



  • Paladine Roye (1946-2001), award-winning Native American painter
  • Orpheus Michael Roye (b. 1973), former American football defensive end
  • Tim Roye (1964-2007), American music video director and editor
  • Peter van Roye (b. 1950), German rower
  • Bronwyn Roye (b. 1970), Australian rower
  • Guy de Roye (b. 1409), French prelate
  • Horace Roye (1906-2002), one of English 20th century's pioneering photographers
  • Edward James Roye (1815-1872), served as the fifth President of Liberia

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Qua tendis
Motto Translation: Whither do you steer.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    2. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    8. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    9. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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    The Roye Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Roye 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 18 May 2014 at 13:51.

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