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Romano Name Meaning

Italian and Spanish: from the personal name Romano, Latin Romanus, borne by several saints and martyrs. This was originally a byname for someone from Rome or for a Roman citizen, from Roma ‘Rome’. See also Roman. Italian: (Romanò): in Calabria, a term for someone from Nea Rhome ‘New Rome’, a medieval Greek name for Constantinople.

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


Similar surnames: Roman, Romanos, Roma, Romani, Romine, Romans, Rodino, Romanko, Rozman

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Where is the Romano family from?

You can see how Romano families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Romano family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Romano families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Romano family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Romano's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Romano families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Romano surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Romano ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Romano. 20% of Romano men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Romano women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Romano were Barber and New Worker.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Truck Driver
    4%
  • New Worker
    4%
  • Barber
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    12%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Stenographer
    5%
  • New Worker
    5%
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Census Records

There are 56,000 census records available for the last name Romano. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Romano census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 29,000 immigration records available for the last name Romano. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Romano. For the veterans among your Romano ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Romano lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Romano life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Romano in 1941 was 34, and 77 in 2004.

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