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Romanov History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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Early Origins of the Romanov family


The surname Romanov 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.

Early History of the Romanov family


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Romanov Spelling Variations


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 Romanov include Romano, Romani, Romàn, Romanèlli, Romanelli, Romanello, Romanèllo, Romaniéllo, Romanéti, Romanetti, Romanini, Romanino, Romanin, Romanucci, Romanazzi, Romanatti, Romanuto and many more.

Early Notables of the Romanov family (pre 1700)


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...
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Migration of the Romanov family to the New World and Oceana


Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Romanov or a variant listed above: Domingo Romano, who came to New Orleans in 1821; Francis Romano arrived in Philadelphia in 1866; T.B. Romano arrived in New Orleans in 1854; Raphael Romano arrived in Mississippi in 1890.

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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