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Romanoff Name Meaning

Russian: alternative spelling of Romanov, a patronymic from the personal name Roman. Jewish (American): shortened form of Romanowski. Jewish (Romanov; from Belarus): habitational name from the town Romanovo, now in Belarus.

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


Similar surnames: Bogdanoff, Danoff, Rogoff, Rosoff, Granoff, Romano, Rubinoff

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Where is the Romanoff family from?

You can see how Romanoff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Romanoff family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Romanoff families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Romanoff family living in Alberta. This was about 50% of all the recorded Romanoff's in Canada. Alberta and 1 other province had the highest population of Romanoff families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Romanoff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Romanoff ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Romanoff. .

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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
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Romanoff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Romanoff 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Romanoff. 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 492 military records available for the last name Romanoff. For the veterans among your Romanoff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Romanoff lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Romanoff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Romanoff in 1955 was 39, and 66 in 2004.

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