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Royal Family History

Royal Name Meaning
English: variant spelling of Royle.Americanized form of German Reul or Reule.Possibly also an Americanized form of Spanish and Portuguese Real.

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

465,875 Historical Documents with Royal on Ancestry
108,019 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
30,638 Military Records
4,498 Immigration Records
72,246 Census and Voter Lists
250,474 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Royal Families

  • Number of Royal families
     69 - 136
     24 - 68
     1 - 23
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Royal families
     9 - 15
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Royal census records

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Census records can tell you little-known facts about your ancestors such as birthplace, occupation and value of personal estate.

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Royal Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry. You can find out where the majority of the Royal families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Royal Emigration Information (US)

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Royal families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to emigration records dating from that era.

Emigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Royal Family Occupations

from 1881 UK Census Data

Royal census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Royal ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Military Service by Royal

Did the Royals fight in a war? Military records can tell you a lot about your ancestors including birthplace, occupation and even physical descriptions.

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