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Royse Early Origins



The surname Royse 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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Royse Spelling Variations


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Royse Spelling Variations



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

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Royse Early History


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Royse Early History



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

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Royse Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Royse Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Royse In Ireland


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Royse In Ireland



Some of the Royse 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


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Royse Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Royse settled with his wife, Elizabeth, in Massachusetts in 1630

Royse Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Lillie Royse, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Carlow, in 1904
  • Samuel Herbt. Royse, aged 24, who landed in America from Manchester, England, in 1907
  • Joan Royse, aged 36, who settled in America from London, England, in 1914
  • James Royse, aged 23, who landed in America from Wexford, Ireland, in 1915
  • Jean Royse, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Royse (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Royse (post 1700)



  • Lemuel Willard Royse (1847-1946), American politician, U.S. Representative from Indiana

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Citations



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

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. 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).
  5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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The Royse Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Royse 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 11 February 2016 at 10:37.

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