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Roysten Early Origins



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. " [1]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.

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Roysten Spelling Variations


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Roysten Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Royston, Roysten, Royster, Roister, Roisten and many more.

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Roysten Early History


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Roysten Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Roysten research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1310, 1601 and 1686 are included under the topic Early Roysten History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Roysten Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Roysten Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Roysten Notables 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:

Roysten Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edmund Roysten, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1851

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