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Romani Family History

Romani Name Meaning
Italian: patronymic or plural form of Romano.Catalan (Romaní): nickname from romaní, which is either from Arabic romani ‘Christian’ or Catalan romaní ‘rosemary’.Catalan (Romaní): in some cases, possibly a habitational name from a place called Romaní in El Penedès, Barcelona province.

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

23,492 Historical Documents with Romani on Ancestry.com
13,867 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
755 Military Records
2,436 Immigration Records
3,179 Census and Voter Lists
3,255 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Romani Families

  • Number of Romani families
     13 - 24
     5 - 12
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Romani census records

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Romani Family Origin

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Romani Immigration Information

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You can find out when most of the Romani families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Romani

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Romani Family Occupations

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

Military Service by Romani

Did the Romanis fight for the North or the South? Or not at all? Military records can tell you a lot about your ancestors including birthplace, occupation, and even physical descriptions.

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