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The name Royle came to England with the ancestors of the Royle family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Royle family lived in Kent. Their name, however, is a reference to Roisel, France, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Royle Early Origins



The surname Royle was first found in Kent, where they held a family seat from very early times, and where they were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Royle Spelling Variations


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Royle Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Royle are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Royle include Royle, Royal, Royell, Royl, Roille, Riall, Ryle, Ryall, O'Riall and many more.

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Royle Early History


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Royle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Royle research. Another 420 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1230, 1290, 1551, 1574, 1603, 1609, 1661, 1669, 1734, 1826, 1831, 1833, 1855, 1858, 1878, 1881, and 1894 are included under the topic Early Royle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Royle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Royle Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Royle In Ireland


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Royle In Ireland



Some of the Royle family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 119 words (8 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



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Royle, or a variant listed above:

Royle Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Margaret Royle, who arrived in Maryland in 1668
  • Henry Royle, who landed in Maryland in 1679
  • John Royle, who arrived in Maryland in 1682
  • Benjamin Royle, who settled in Virginia in 1698

Royle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Royle, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1860
  • Friend, George, James, and Samuel Royle, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1880
  • Jonathon Royle, aged 45, landed in Texas in 1883
  • Edward Royle, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Lancashire, in 1892
  • Eleanor J Royle, aged 28, who settled in America from Liverpool, in 1897
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Royle Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George Murray Royle, who landed in America from Nottingham, in 1904
  • Gertrude Royle, aged 33, who settled in America from Rashden, England, in 1908
  • John Royle, aged 15, who emigrated to America from Leigh, England, in 1911
  • Bridget Royle, aged 58, who landed in America from Kingscourt, Ireland, in 1912
  • Elizabeth E. Royle, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Ayewood, England, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Royle Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Geo. Murray Royle, aged 61, who settled in Nottingham, Canada, in 1904

Royle Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Nathan Royle arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • Mary Royle arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857

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Contemporary Notables of the name Royle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Royle (post 1700)



  • The Reverend Vernon Peter Fanshawe Archer Royle (1854-1929), English cricketer
  • Joe Royle (b. 1949), English football manager
  • Carol Royle (b. 1954), English actress
  • Sir Anthony Royle (1927-2001), Baron Fanshawe of Richmond, English politician
  • Flight Lieutenant Paul Gordon Royle (1914-2015), Australian Royal Air Force pilot, one of the last survivors of the 76 men who were able to escape from the Stalag Luft III German prisoner-of-war camp in World War II in the Great Escape
  • Roger Royle (b. 1939), Anglican priest and broadcaster
  • Sir Lancelot Royle (1898-1978), British Olympic athlete and businessman
  • John Forbes Royle (1799-1858), British botanist
  • Derek Royle (1928-1990), British actor
  • Charles Royle (1896-1975), Baron Royle, British Labour politician

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Royle Historic Events


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Royle Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Dennis Royle, CB, Cambell DSC, English Midshipman from London, England, who sailed aboard the HMS Repulse in 1925 prior to its sinking in 1941he is famous for conceiving the idea that was to change the face of naval aviation: the angled flight deck

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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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    The Royle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Royle 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 10 November 2016 at 23:09.

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