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 1921, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Roma. 80% of Roma men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Roma women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Roma were Farer and Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Farer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Servant
  • Farmer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Roma Historical Records

What Roma family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 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.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Roma. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 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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