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Roy Name Meaning
Scottish: nickname for a person with red hair, from Gaelic ruadh ‘red’.English (of Norman origin): variant of Ray 1, cognate of 3.French: from Old French rey, roy ‘king’ (from Latin rex, genitive regis), a nickname for someone who lived in a regal fashion or who had earned the title in some contest of skill or by presiding over festivities.Indian (Bengal) and Bangladeshi: variant of Rai.

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

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Name Distribution of Roy Families

  • Number of Roy families
     382 - 762
     128 - 381
     1 - 127
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Roy families
     108 - 214
     37 - 107
     1 - 36
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Roy families
     284 - 565
     95 - 283
     1 - 94
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Roy Family Origin

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Roy Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Roy

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Roy Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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