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Roman Name Meaning

Spanish and Hungarian (Román); Catalan French (mainly Occitan) English Dutch German Romanian Polish Czech Slovak Ukrainian Rusyn Belorussian and Croatian: from the Latin personal name Romanus which originally meant ‘Roman’. This name was borne by several Christian saints including a 7th-century bishop of Rouen and was a baptismal name of the Russian prince Boris who is venerated as a saint in the Orthodox Church. In North America this surname is also an altered form of the standard French form Romain and a shortened form of Slavic patronymics like Polish Romanowicz . Compare Romano . Americanized form of German Romann: variant of 1 above or from the ancient Germanic personal name Hrodman (see Rodeman ). English: habitational name or nickname from Middle English Romain ‘Roman’ (Old French romain(e) roman) applied to someone from Rome or Italy in general or to someone who had a connection with Rome perhaps having been there on a pilgrimage. See Rome Romer .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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You can see how Roman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Roman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Roman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 60 Roman families living in Ontario. This was about 31% of all the recorded Roman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Roman families in 1911.
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What did your Roman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Roman. 25% of Roman men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Roman women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Roman were Cultivateur and Farmer. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Cultivateur

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Teacher
  • Farmer
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Census Records

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 Lists

There are 35,000 immigration records available for the last name Roman. 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 Cards

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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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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