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Where did the Scottish Romine family come from? When did the Romine family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Romine family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Roman, Romain, Romaigne, Romayne, Romanis, Romany, Rommanes, Romanes, Romayn and many more.

First found in Peeblesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd nam Płballan), former county in South-central Scotland, in the present day Scottish Borders Council Area, where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border. They held a family seat in the old manor of Rothmaneic in the marches of Kingside. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient but turbulent no-man's land where the persecuted Many were given land by King Malcolm Canmore and later by King David of Scotland. Some were native Scots. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. The name was first recorded in Scotland in 1250. John of Romano was described 'of that ilk' in 1484suggesting the name was an ancient border clan.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Romine research. Another 168 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 1508 is included under the topic Early Romine History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Romine Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Romine Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • W. Tyson Romine, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1896

Romine Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George L. Romine, aged 54, who emigrated to America, in 1907
  • Geo. Kathrine Romine, aged 58, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Leslie L. Romine, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1920
  • Leslie L. Romine, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1920
  • Wendall Romine, aged 24, who settled in America, in 1924


  • Alton Rollon Romine (b. 1932), American former gridiron football defensive back and a halfback
  • Austin Allen Romine (b. 1988), American Major League Baseball catcher
  • Andrew James Romine (b. 1985), American Major League Baseball infielder
  • Kevin Andrew Romine (b. 1961), American former utility outfielder in Major League Baseball



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