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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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Where is the Romney family from?

You can see how Romney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Romney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Romney families were found in the USA in 1880, and the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Romney family living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Romney's in the USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Romney families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Romney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Romney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Romney. 22% of Romney men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Romney women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Romney were Contractor 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
    22%
  • Salesman
    18%
  • Manager
    13%
  • Contractor
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    60%
  • Housewife
    40%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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