Royce Family History

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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 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Royce. 2% of Royce men worked as a General Labourer and 51% of Royce women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Royce were Bricklayer and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Agricultural Labourer
  • Motor Engineer
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Incapacitated
  • Private Means

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

Royce Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 45,000 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Royce. 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 8,000 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Royce

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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