Royal Family History

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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


Similar surnames: Royall, Royals, Roybal, Royce, Royse, Rosal, Rogal, Doyal, Rosel

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Royal Family Origin

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Royal Family Occupations

What did your Royal ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Royal. 18% of Royal men worked as a General Labourer and 82% of Royal women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Royal were Dental Surgeon and Domestic Help

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    18%
  • Colliery Hewer
    9%
  • Bricklayer
    7%
  • Dental Surgeon
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    82%
  • Private Means
    2%
  • Domestic Duties
    2%
  • Domestic Help
    2%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Royal Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 74,000 census records available for the last name Royal. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Royal 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Royal. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 30,000 military records available for the last name Royal. For the veterans among your Royal ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Royal Life Expectancy

What is the average Royal lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Royal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1951. The average life expectancy for Royal in 1943 was 28, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Royal 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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