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Royston Name Meaning

habitational name from a place in Hertfordshire, recorded in 1262 as Croyroys, from Old French croiz ‘cross’ (Latin crux, genitive crucis) + the female personal name Royse (see Rose 2). Ekwall mentions forms from only twenty years later in which the place name first more or less assumes its modern form. It is not clear, however, whether this is to be interpreted as ‘Royse’s stone’ (with the second element Middle English ston, from Old English stan) or ‘settlement at (Croiz) Royse’ (with the second element Middle English toun, from Old English tun). habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire, so called from the genitive case of the Old English byname Hror, meaning ‘vigorous’ (or its Old Norse cognate Róarr) + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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


Similar surnames: Rolston, Colston, Roston, Holston, Ruston, Houston, Boynton, Croston

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  • Farmer

    71%
  • Dress Maker

    14%
  • Laborer

    14%

In 1881, the most common Royston occupation in Canada was Farmer. 71% of Royston's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Royston family was Laborer. Farmer and Dress Maker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Royston.

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