Romney Family History

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Romney Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Kent, so called from an obscure first element, rumen, + Old English ea ‘river’ (see Rye).

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

Similar surnames: Rodney, Rumsey, Bromley, Olney, Corney, Gosney, Comley, Rogne, Dolney

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Romney Family Origin

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Romney Family Occupations

What did your Romney ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Romney occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Romney's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Builder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Romney. A less common occupation for the Romney family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Builder

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Romney ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Romney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Romney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Romney census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Romney. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Romney. For the veterans among your Romney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Romney Life Expectancy

What is the average Romney lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Romney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Romney in 1951 was 54, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Romney ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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