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

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A habitational surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A town in North Hertfordshire, England, on the Cambridgeshire border.
  4. A village in Barnsley borough, South Yorkshire, England.
  5. A suburb of Glasgow, Scotland.
  6. A seaside hamlet on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
  7. A city in Franklin, Hart and Madison Counties, Georgia in the United States.
  8. A ghost town in Fisher County, Texas in the United States.


  • 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; - - -