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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 Romano include Romano, Romani, Romàn, Romanèlli, Romanelli, Romanello, Romanèllo, Romaniéllo, Romanéti, Romanetti, Romanini, Romanino, Romanin, Romanucci, Romanazzi, Romanatti, Romanuto and many more.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Romano research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1484, 1490, 1546, 1654 and 1718 are included under the topic Early Romano History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 223 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Romano Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Romano or a variant listed above:
Romano Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Alonso Romano, who arrived in America in 1811
- Jose Vicente Romano, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816
- Francisco Romano, who landed in Peru in 1834
- T B Romano, aged 36, landed in New Orleans, La in 1854
- Alfonso Romano, aged 38, who landed in America from Prato, Italy, in 1892
Romano Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Antonio Romano, aged 44, who landed in America from Scella, in 1900
- Carlo Romano, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States from Cantie, in 1900
- Carlo Romano, aged 7, who settled in America from Roiano, in 1900
- Tony Romano (b. 1988), American NHL ice hockey player
- Robert E. Romano, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1940, 1952
- Joseph Romano, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 2008
- Frank R. Romano, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 13th District, 1970
- Edward J. Romano Jr., American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1972
- Daniel Romano, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Missouri, 2002
- Bob Romano, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 105th District, 2002, 2006, 2008
- Benito Romano, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, 1989
- Benedict F. Romano, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980
- Rodney Romano, American politician, Mayor of Lake Worth, Florida, 2003
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- Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Romano Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Romano 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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