Roma Family History

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Roma Name Meaning

Italian: habitational name from the city of Rome (Italian Roma). Catalan (Romà): from the personal name Romà (from Latin Romanus (‘from Rome’), borne by several saints). Catalan and Galician: habitational name from any of several places in Valencia and Galicia named Roma, of uncertain derivation.

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


Similar surnames: Roman, Rota, Rama, Roda, Rosa, Rom, Roca, Poma, Roza, Cota

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Roma Family Origin

Where is the Roma family from?

Roma Family Occupations

What did your Roma ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Carpenter, Commission Merchant and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roma. The most common Roma occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 22% of Roma's were Carpenters. A less common occupation for the Roma family was Keeps House.

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  • Carpenter

    22%
  • Commission Merchant

    11%
  • Farmer

    11%
  • Keeps House

    11%

United States shown, England data unavailable

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

Roma Historical Records

What Roma family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Roma. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roma census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Roma

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Roma. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, 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 Roma. For the veterans among your Roma ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Roma Life Expectancy

What is the average Roma lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Roma life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Roma in 1945 was 36, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Roma

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Roma 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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