Today's generation of the Roylane family bears a name that was brought to England
by the migration wave that was started by the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Roylane family lived in Lincolnshire
. This name is a topographical reference to land owned by the Rye
family in this county. Rye is also topographical and indicates that the original bearer of the name lived near to a field of rye,
and was distinguished by this proximity.
Early Origins of the Roylane family
The surname Roylane was first found in Lincolnshire
where they held a family seat
from very early times and 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 Roylane family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Roylane research.Another 295 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1500 and 1822 are included under the topic Early Roylane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Roylane Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Roylane include Ryland, Roylance, Rylander, Rilands, Rylands and others.
Early Notables of the Roylane family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Roylane family to Ireland
Some of the Roylane family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 90 words (6 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 Roylane family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Roylane Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. Lawrence Roylane U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelbourne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 291 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York, USA CITATION[CLOSE]
Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X