Royster Family History

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Royster Name Meaning

English (Shropshire and Staffordshire): unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Boyster, Oyster, Rossiter, Hoster, Royse, Wooster, Rosser, Worster

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Royster Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Royster name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Mali


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Royster Family Origin

Where is the Royster family from?

Royster Family Occupations

What did your Royster ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Royster occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Royster's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Royster. A less common occupation for the Royster family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farming


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

Royster Historical Records

What Royster family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Royster. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Royster 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 817 immigration records available for the last name Royster. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Royster. For the veterans among your Royster ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Royster Life Expectancy

What is the average Royster lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Royster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Royster in 1948 was 49, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Royster

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Royster 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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