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Romes Name Meaning

German: possibly a Rhineland variant of Rohm or an altered spelling of Romeis, both from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with hrom ‘fame’.

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


Similar surnames: Tomes, Domes, Remes, Romer, Grames, Omer, Romel, Rodes, Rokes, Romas

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Where is the Romes family from?

You can see how Romes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Romes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Romes families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Romes families living in Georgia. This was about 67% of all the recorded Romes's in the USA. Georgia had the highest population of Romes families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Romes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Romes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Romes. 28% of Romes men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Romes women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Romes were Clerk and Clerk.

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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
    28%
  • Barber
    7%
  • New Worker
    5%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Cook
    11%
  • Packer
    10%
  • Clerk
    9%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Romes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Romes 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 Romes. 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 640 military records available for the last name Romes. For the veterans among your Romes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Romes lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Romes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Romes in 1955 was 54, and 55 in 2004.

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