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Romeo Name Meaning

Italian: from the personal name Romeo, which derives ultimately from the classical Greek adjective rhomaios (modern Greek romeos), originally denoting someone from the eastern Roman Empire, i.e. Byzantium, later someone from Rome itself, in particular someone who had been on a pilgrimage there, and finally someone who had made any pilgrimage, i.e. a pilgrim; from this last sense arose the personal name.

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


Similar surnames: Romer, Rome, Romeu, Romero, Tomeo, Rom, Tome, Rodio, Romes, Domes

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Where is the Romeo family from?

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

What did your Romeo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Romeo. 24% of Romeo men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Romeo women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Romeo were Labor 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
    24%
  • New Worker
    5%
  • Painter
    5%
  • Labor
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    12%
  • New Worker
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    5%
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What Romeo family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Romeo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Romeo 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Romeo. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Romeo. For the veterans among your Romeo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Romeo lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Romeo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Romeo in 1945 was 70, and 80 in 2004.

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