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Roys Early Origins



The surname Roys 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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Roys Spelling Variations


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Roys Spelling Variations



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

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Roys Early History


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Roys Early History



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

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Roys Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Roys Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Roys In Ireland


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Roys In Ireland



Some of the Roys 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Roys Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • G. B. Roys settled in San Francisco in 1850
  • J. Roys settled in San Francisco in 1852

Roys Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Cpl. Evan Roys Jr., U.E., (Rice, Roice, Roise, Roye) (b. 1761) born in Wallingford, Connecticut, USA from New Ashford, Massachusetts, USA who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 he served in the King's Royal Regiment of New York, married to Dorothy Smith having 8 children [2]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
  • Private. Evan Roys Sr., U.E., (Rice, Roice, Roise, Roye) (b. 1732) born in Connecticut, USA from New Ashford, Massachusetts, USA who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 he enlisted in 1777 serving in the Loyal Volunteers and King's Royal Regiment of New York, married to Hannah having 8 children, he died in 1813 [2]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

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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The Roys Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Roys 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.

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