Romani Family History

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Romani Name Meaning

Italian: patronymic or plural form of Romano. Catalan (Romaní): nickname from romaní, which is either from Arabic romani ‘Christian’ or Catalan romaní ‘rosemary’. Catalan (Romaní): in some cases, possibly a habitational name from a place called Romaní in El Penedès, Barcelona province.

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

Similar surnames: Romano, Roman, Romans, Romanski, Romanik, Roma, Tomasi, Rosman, Rohan

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Romani Family Origin

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Romani Family Occupations

What did your Romani ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Plaster Figure Maker and Traveller were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Romani. The most common Romani occupation in the UK was Plaster Figure Maker. 50% of Romani's were Plaster Figure Makers.

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  • Plaster Figure Maker

  • Traveller


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

Romani Historical Records

What Romani family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Romani. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Romani 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 Romani. 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 832 military records available for the last name Romani. For the veterans among your Romani ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Romani Life Expectancy

What is the average Romani lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Romani life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Romani in 1953 was 55, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Romani

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Romani 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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