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Royston Early Origins



The surname Royston 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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Royston Spelling Variations


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Royston Spelling Variations



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

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Royston Early History


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Royston Early History



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

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Royston Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Royston Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Royston Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Royston, aged 25, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Robert Royston, who arrived in Maryland in 1662
  • Richard Royston, who landed in Maryland in 1667
  • Ann Royston, who arrived in Virginia sometime between 1673 and 1674
  • John Royston, who came to Virginia in 1674
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Royston Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Royston, who arrived in Virginia in 1703
  • Mary Royston, who landed in Virginia in 1711
  • Nicholas Royston, who arrived in Virginia in 1711
  • Abraham Royston, who arrived in America in 1737
  • Elizabeth Royston, who arrived in America in 1756

Royston Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Catharine Royston, who settled in Vermont sometime between 1808 and 1880

Royston Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Christopher Royston, who arrived in Ontario in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Royston (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Royston (post 1700)



  • Robert N. Royston (1918-2008), American master landscape architect, based in the San Francisco Bay Area of California
  • Ivor Royston M.D., English-born, American oncologist, researcher, scientist, entrepreneur and venture capitalist
  • Shad Royston (b. 1982), Australian rugby league player who has played since 2004

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



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

Other References

  1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. 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).
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The Royston Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Royston 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 2 February 2016 at 16:03.

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