Royer Family History

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Royer Name Meaning

English and French: occupational name for a wheelright, from Old French roier, rouwier, rouer, roer. French: from a Germanic personal name composed of hrod ‘renown’ + hari, heri ‘army’. Respelling of German Rauer.

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


Similar surnames: Rayer, Roger, Roder, Romer, Roser, Roper, Roker, Reder, Goyer, Voyer

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Royer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Royer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Royer. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    47%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    15%

  • Germanic Europe

    15%

  • France

    8%

  • Norway

    2%

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Royer Family Origin

Where is the Royer family from?

Royer Family Occupations

What did your Royer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Royer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Royer's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Royer. A less common occupation for the Royer family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

Royer Historical Records

What Royer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 62,000 census records available for the last name Royer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Royer 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Royer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Royer. For the veterans among your Royer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Royer Life Expectancy

What is the average Royer lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Royer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Royer in 1940 was 32, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Royer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Royer 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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