Royle Family History

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Royle Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire): habitational name from a place in Lancashire, so named from Old English ra ‘roe deer’ + hyll ‘hill’.

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

Similar surnames: Foyle, Hoyle, Royse, Ogle, Hole, Sole, Croyle, Ryle, Dole, Bohle

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Royle Family Origin

Where is the Royle family from?

Royle Family Occupations

What did your Royle ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Royle occupation in the UK was Farmer. 3% of Royle's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Royle. A less common occupation for the Royle family was Cotton Weaver.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Cotton Weaver


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Royle ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Royle Historical Records

What Royle family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 51,000 census records available for the last name Royle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Royle 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Royle. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Royle. For the veterans among your Royle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Royle Life Expectancy

What is the average Royle lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Royle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Royle in 1940 was 53, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Royle

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Royle 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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