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Roman Family History

Roman Name Meaning
Catalan, French, English, German (also Romann), Polish, Hungarian (Román), Romanian, Ukrainian, and Belorussian: from the Latin personal name Romanus, which originally meant ‘Roman’. This name was borne by several saints, including a 7th-century bishop of Rouen.English, French, and Catalan: regional or ethnic name for someone from Rome or from Italy in general, or a nickname for someone who had some connection with Rome, as for example having been there on a pilgrimage. Compare Romero.

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

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Name Distribution of Roman Families

  • Number of Roman families
     289 - 576
     97 - 288
     1 - 96
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Roman families
     30 - 57
     11 - 29
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Roman families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Roman Family Origin

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Roman Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Roman

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Roman Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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