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Romo Name Meaning

Spanish: nickname from romo ‘snub-nosed’, ‘foreshortened’ (of uncertain etymology, perhaps from Latin rhombus, itself a borrowing from Greek, with reference to the two obtuse angles of this figure).

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


Similar surnames: Rojo, Roma, Roso, Ramo, Romeo, Toro, Ramm, Rome, Rom, Romp

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Where is the Romo family from?

You can see how Romo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Romo family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Romo families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 76 Romo families living in New Mexico. This was about 59% of all the recorded Romo's in the USA. New Mexico had the highest population of Romo families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Romo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Romo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Romo. 39% of Romo men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Romo women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Romo were Farm Laborer and Housework.

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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
    39%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    4%
  • Farm Laborer
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Housework
    10%
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Romo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Romo 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Romo. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Romo. For the veterans among your Romo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Romo lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Romo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Romo in 1944 was 55, and 68 in 2004.

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