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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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Where is the Royer family from?

You can see how Royer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Royer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Royer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 94 Royer families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 66% of all the recorded Royer's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Royer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Royer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Royer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Royer. 17% of Royer men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Royer women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Royer were Truck Driver and Clerk.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    17%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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