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Type Surname (from nickname & from location)
Other Forms FormsRoyce, Riuse, Ruse

Meaning & History

Dutch: nickname for a big man, from Middle Dutch reuse(n) 'giant'. German: topographic name from Middle High German riuse 'fish trap' (Middle Low German ruse) or from a regional term reuse 'small stream', 'channel'. Catalan: habitational name from Reus in Tarragona province.
Added 1/12/2020 by namefix
Edited 1/12/2020 by namefix