Early Origins of the Roysten family
The surname Roysten was first found in South Yorkshire
at Royston, now a village within the Metropolitan borough of Barnsley. Historically it was in the West Riding of Yorkshire
, but was incorporated into the Metropolitan borough of Barnsley in 1974. Alternatively, the name could have been derived from Royston, a market-town and parish, and the head of a union, partly in the hundred
of Armingford, in Herefordshire
. "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. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant
of the lands of Royston, Ulchel an under tenant
of Ilbert de Lacy, a great Norman noble who was recorded in the Domesday Book
census of 1086.
Early History of the Roysten family
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Roysten Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Royston, Roysten, Royster, Roister, Roisten and many more.
Early Notables of the Roysten family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Roysten family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Roysten Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Edmund Roysten, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1851