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Royce Name Meaning

English: from the medieval female personal name Royse, also found in the spelling Rose and popularly associated with the flower, but in fact originally from a Germanic personal name. This is recorded in Domesday Book in the form Rothais and is composed of the elements hrod ‘renown’ + haid(is) ‘kind’, ‘sort’. Americanized spelling of German Reuss.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Boyce, Royse, Noyce, Joyce, Roche, Roch, Boye, Toye, Rock, Royal

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Royce Family Origin

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Royce Family Occupations

What did your Royce ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Royce family was ... .... The most common Royce occupation in Canada was Farmer. 35% of Royce's were Farmers. Farmer, Student and Farmers Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Royce.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Student

    13%
  • Farmers Son

    8%
  • ... ...

    3%

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Royce Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Royce. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Royce census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Royce. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Royce. For the veterans among your Royce ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Royce Life Expectancy

What is the average Royce lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Royce life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Royce in 1946 was 55, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Royce ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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