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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

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  • Plaster Figure Maker

    50%
  • Traveller

    50%

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

Source: Census data for Romani | Data not to scale

Romani Historical Records

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Romani Life Expectancy

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