Royston

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a place name in Hertfordshire, from the medieval given name Royce + Old English tūn (settlement)

Proper noun[edit]

Royston

  1. A habitational surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.

Quotations[edit]

  • 1838 Thomas Miller, Royston Gower, or, The Days of King John, Henry Colburn, London, page 235:
    Royston Gower was the man to whom De Marchmont had trusted this mission; he was a hardy old soldier, one who had been to the Holy Land, and seen blood spilt as plentifully as water; - - -