Roman Family History

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Roman Name Meaning

Catalan, French, English, German (also Romann), Polish, Hungarian (Román), Romanian, Ukrainian, and Belorussian: from the Latin personal name Romanus, which originally meant ‘Roman’. This name was borne by several saints, including a 7th-century bishop of Rouen. English, French, and Catalan: regional or ethnic name for someone from Rome or from Italy in general, or a nickname for someone who had some connection with Rome, as for example having been there on a pilgrimage. Compare Romero.

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

Similar surnames: Romano, Roma, Oman, Doman, Roan, Rozman, Rosman, Romans, Rom, Romani

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Roman Family Origin

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Roman Family Occupations

What did your Roman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Roman family was Ag Laborer. The most common Roman occupation in the UK was Charwoman. 11% of Roman's were Charwomans. Charwoman, Civil Engineer and Railway Porter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roman.

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  • Charwoman

  • Civil Engineer

  • Railway Porter

  • Ag Laborer


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

Roman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 157,000 census records available for the last name Roman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roman 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 35,000 immigration records available for the last name Roman. 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 35,000 military records available for the last name Roman. For the veterans among your Roman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Roman Life Expectancy

What is the average Roman lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Roman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Roman in 1944 was 30, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Roman 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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