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Early Origins of the Romay family
The surname Romay 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 Romay family
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Romay Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Romay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Romay family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..