Last name: ROYSTON

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All you have to know about the last name ROYSTON

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ROYSTON : This last name is indexed 15,793 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

ROYSTON : 1: English: habitational name from Royston (Yorkshire) and Royston (Hertfordshire). The Yorkshire placename derives from the Old Norse personal name Hróarr (genitive Hróars) or an Old English personal name Hrōr (genitive Hrōres) meaning ‘vigorous’ + Old English tūn ‘farmstead estate’. The Hertfordshire placename derives from a female personal name Roys related to ancient Germanic Hrōhohaidis + Middle English toun ‘town settlement’ (see Rose 2).2: Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.

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