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

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • At School

    10%
  • Broom Maker

    10%
  • Shoemaker

    10%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Roman family was Shoemaker. The most common Roman occupation in Canada was Farmer. 29% of Roman's were Farmers. Farmer, At School and Broom Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roman.

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Roman

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