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Romero Name Meaning

Spanish: nickname from romero ‘pilgrim’, originally ‘pilgrim to Rome’ (see Romeo).

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


Similar surnames: Romeo, Romer, Rogero, Romeu, Romano, Somero, Romo, Rome, Gamero

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Where is the Romero family from?

You can see how Romero families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Romero family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Romero families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 13 Romero families living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Romero's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Romero families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Romero surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Romero ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Romero. 33% of Romero men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Romero women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Romero were Truck Driver and Housewife.

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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
    33%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Seamstress
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
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Census Records

There are 208,000 census records available for the last name Romero. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Romero 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 59,000 immigration records available for the last name Romero. 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 23,000 military records available for the last name Romero. For the veterans among your Romero ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Romero lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Romero life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Romero in 1941 was 25, and 67 in 2004.

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