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Romanov History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Origins Available: Italian , Russian , Ukrainian

The surname Romanov is derived from the Latin name Romaeus and the Greek name Romaios, which refer to a person who was born in the Roman Empire. In later years, this personal name was adopted by those who were Roman or an Italian. This name became popular in both Western and Eastern Europe because it was borne by several early saints including a 7th century Bishop of Rouen.

Contemporary Notables of the name Romanov (post 1700)

  • Pyotr Romanov (1918-1945), Soviet aircraft pilot and Hero of the Soviet Union
  • Boris Romanov (1889-1957), Soviet historian
  • Tsar Michael Romanov (1596-1676), Tsar of Russia
  • Grigory V Romanov (1923-2008), Soviet official, the major rival of Mikhail Gorbachev in succession battle to lead the Soviet Union upon the death of Konstantin Chernenko in 1985
  • Panteleimon Romanov (1884-1936), Russian novelist, short-story writer, and dramatist, born near Tula, Russia

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