Roma Name Meaning

Italian: habitational name from the city of Rome (Italian Roma). Catalan (Romà): from the personal name Romà (from Latin Romanus (‘from Rome’), borne by several saints). Catalan and Galician: habitational name from any of several places in Valencia and Galicia named Roma, of uncertain derivation.

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


Similar surnames: Roman, Rota, Rama, Roda, Rosa, Rom, Roca, Poma, Roza, Cota

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Roma Family Origin

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Roma Family Occupations

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  • Carpenter

    22%
  • Commission Merchant

    11%
  • Farmer

    11%
  • Keeps House

    11%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Roma family was Keeps House. The most common Roma occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 22% of Roma's were Carpenters. Carpenter, Commission Merchant and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roma.

Source: Census data for Roma | Data not to scale

Roma Historical Records

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Roma Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Roma life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Roma in 1945 was 36, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Roma

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