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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.


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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.

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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.

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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

  • Susan Roman, who arrived in Maryland in 1671

Roman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Romain Roman, aged 26, arrived in Louisiana in 1719

Roman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Miguel Roman, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1804
  • Lorenzo Roman, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1813
  • Martin Roman, who landed in America in 1813
  • Batiste Roman, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1813
  • Pero Roman, who landed in America in 1827
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Roman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Adam Roman, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • John Roman, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
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  • Twyla Roman, American Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives
  • Brian P. Roman, American astronomer
  • Dan Mihai Roman (b. 1985), Romanian football striker
  • Marcel Nicolás Román (b. 1988), Uruguayan footballer
  • Raúl Basilio Román (b. 1977), Paraguayan football striker
  • Mihai Roman (b. 1984), Romanian footballer
  • Johan Helmich Roman (1694-1758), Swedish composer
  • Antonio Román (b. 1911), Spanish film director
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Roman Historic Events



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  • Mr. Petra Roman (1884-1914), Romanian Third Class Passenger from Temesvár, Romania who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    2. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    3. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    4. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    5. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    6. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    7. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    8. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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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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