Origins Available: English
Early Origins of the Romar family
The surname Romar was first found in Lincolnshire
where "the first of this name on record is Gerald de Romare, feudal
lord of Bolingbroke whose son, William de Romare was in 1118 governor of Newmarch, Normandy
, and in arms against Hugh de Gournay, then in rebellion." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
"A castle was built [at Bolingbroke] by William de Romara, Earl of Lincoln, of which his descendant, Alicia de Lacey, was dispossessed by Edward II. Henry IV. was born in this fortress, and from it took the name of Henry of Bolingbroke: it was nearly demolished in the civil wars, the south-west tower being all that remains." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Romar family
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Romar Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Romar family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Romar family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Romar Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Michael Romar, who landed in Maryland in 1749 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Romar (post 1700)
- John R. Romar (1824-1892), American politician, Mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey, 1862-64 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html