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The surname Roman was first found in Naples, (Italian: Napoli, Latin: Neapolis) where Alatrino Romano became Baron of the city of Naples in 1286. An admiral bearing the name of Romano lived around the year 1316. He was promoted to this rank by King Roberto D'Angi.
Surnames that originated in Italy are characterized by an enormous number of spelling variations. Some of these are derived from regional traditions and dialects. Northern names, for instance, often end in "o", while southern names tend to end in "i". Other variations come from the fact the medieval scribes tended to spell according to the sound of words, rather than any particular set of rules. The recorded variations of Roman include Romano, Romani, Romŕn, Romančlli, Romanelli, Romanello, Romančllo, Romaniéllo, Romanéti, Romanetti, Romanini, Romanino, Romanin, Romanucci, Romanazzi, Romanatti, Romanuto and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Roman research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1484, 1490, 1546, 1654 and 1718 are included under the topic Early Roman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Prominent among members of the family was Girolamo Romano, born in Brescia in 1484 whose paintings are on display today all over Europe and the United States; Giulio Romano ( c. 1490-1546), a painter and architect born in Rome, who worked and studied under the famous Renaissance artist Raphael. Giulio designed a...
Another 68 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Roman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Roman or a variant listed above:
Roman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
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The Roman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Roman Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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