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Royal Family History

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

456,539 Historical Documents with Royal on Ancestry.com
106,908 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
30,464 Military Records
4,489 Immigration Records
72,250 Census and Voter Lists
242,428 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Royal Families

  • Number of Royal families
     93 - 184
     32 - 92
     1 - 31
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Royal families
     69 - 136
     24 - 68
     1 - 23
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Royal families
     9 - 15
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Royal census records

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Royal Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Royal families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Royal Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Royal families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Royal

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Royal Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Royal census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Royal ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Royal Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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