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Romans Family History

Romans Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Roman with genitive or post-medieval excrescent -s. Dutch German and Catalan: patronymic from the personal name Roman .

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


Similar surnames: Roman, Omans, Romani, Romano, Roland, Rozman, Homan, Robins, Romanos

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Where is the Romans family from?

You can see how Romans families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Romans family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Romans families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 10 Romans families living in New York. This was about 23% of all the recorded Romans's in USA. New York had the highest population of Romans families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Romans surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Romans ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Romans. 22% of Romans men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Romans women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Romans were Salesman and Housekeeper. .

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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
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    7%
  • Seamstress
    5%
  • Helper
    5%
  • Housekeeper
    5%
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Romans. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Romans 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Romans. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Romans. For the veterans among your Romans ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Romans lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Romans life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Romans in 1944 was 22, and 72 in 2004.

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