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Where did the French Royer family come from? What is the French Royer family crest and coat of arms? When did the Royer family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Royer family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Royere, Royaire, Royeres, Royaires, Royer, Royerre, Des Royers, Des Royaires, Des Royeres, De Roiere, De Royer, le Royer and many more.

First found in Limousin, where this illustrious family held a family seat since ancient times.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Royer research. Another 281 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1096, 1300, 1384, 1551, and 1608 are included under the topic Early Royer History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Royer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Royer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Noel Royer settled in Carolina with his wife, Madelainne, his daughters, Marie and Madelinne, his sons, Pierre and Noel and his daughter-in-law, Judith Giton, in 1695

Royer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Sebastian Royer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1718
  • Anna Margaretha Royer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1726
  • Agnes Flockirth Royer, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1726
  • Anna Margaret Royer, who arrived in America sometime between 1726 and 1727
  • John Jacob Royer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1729

Royer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Angel Royer, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816
  • Angel Royer, who came to Puerto Rico in 1816
  • Peter Royer settled in Philadelphia in 1828
  • Ant Royer, aged 32, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1830
  • A. R. Royer, who settled in San Francisco in 1851


  • Casey Royer (b. 1958), American drummer
  • Charles Royer (b. 1939), former mayor of Seattle
  • Hugh Royer Jr. (b. 1936), American PGA golfer
  • Lee "Rock" Royer (1938-1973), American football coach
  • Michelle Royer (b. 1966), former Miss USA
  • William Royer (b. 1920), US politician
  • Alphonse Royer (1803-1875), French author, dramatist and theatre manager
  • Clémence Royer (1830-1902), French scientist and feminist
  • Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer (1705-1755), French composer
  • Julien Bentley Royer (b. 1955), Dominican politician in the Dominica Labour Party


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  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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  6. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
  7. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
  10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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The Royer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Royer 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 20 September 2014 at 04:19.

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