Roys Name Meaning

English and Norwegian (Røys): variant of Royse.

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


Similar surnames: Royse, Roy, Boys, Roos, Ross, Rowe, Rys, Rohs, Roed, Roye

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Roys Family Origin

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Roys Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    58%
  • Black Smith

    8%
  • Hotel Keeper

    8%
  • Ministry & Farmer

    8%

In 1881, the most common Roys occupation in Canada was Farmer. 58% of Roys's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Roys family was Ministry & Farmer. Farmer, Black Smith and Hotel Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roys.

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Roys Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, Roys life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Roys in 1955 was 50, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Roys

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