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Romanowski Name Meaning

Polish and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from any of various places called Romanów Romany or Romanowo. This surname is also found in Germany. Altered form of Ukrainian and Belorussian Romanovsky a cognate of 1 above.

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


Similar surnames: Trojanowski, Roznowski, Makowski, Rozanski, Kolanowski, Romanski

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Where is the Romanowski family from?

You can see how Romanowski families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Romanowski family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Romanowski families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Romanowski families living in Michigan. This was about 67% of all the recorded Romanowski's in USA. Michigan had the highest population of Romanowski families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Romanowski surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Romanowski ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Romanowski. 22% of Romanowski men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Romanowski women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Romanowski were Machinist and Stenographer. .

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • New Worker
    7%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    11%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • New Worker
    8%
  • Stenographer
    8%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Romanowski. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Romanowski 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Romanowski. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Romanowski. For the veterans among your Romanowski ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Romanowski lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Romanowski life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Romanowski in 1940 was 56, and 77 in 2004.

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