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Rome Early Origins



The surname Rome was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where they held a family seat some say from about the 12th century. Seated at Gretna, they early became friends and allies of the great Clan Johnston and later as the numbers of the Clan diminished they held under them for protection. Nevertheless, the Roomes were a Clan in their own right and had a Chief. They were registered in Scottish Parliament as a clan in 1597 and responsible for the defense of Annandale, against the English.

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Rome Spelling Variations


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Rome Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rome, Room, Rooms, Roome, Roomes and others.

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Rome Early History


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Rome Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rome research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1603, 1638, 1770, and 1780 are included under the topic Early Rome History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rome Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rome Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Rome Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rome Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Nicholas Rome arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Nickolas Rome, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750

Rome Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ann Rome, who landed in New York in 1822
  • George Rome, who landed in New York in 1822
  • Jane Rome, who arrived in New York in 1822
  • John Rome, who landed in New York in 1822
  • Joseph Rome, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rome Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Francois RoMe, who arrived in Montreal in 1653

Rome Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Edmund Rome, who landed in Canada in 1832

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rome (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rome (post 1700)



  • Sydne Rome (b. 1951), American actress
  • Richie Rome, born Richard V. Di Cicco, American conductor and producer
  • James Phillip "Jim" Rome (b. 1964), American sports radio talk show host
  • Harold Rome (1908-1993), American composer, lyricist, and writer for musical theater
  • Lewis B. Rome, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1972
  • Jean-François Rome, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Albert Marie de Romé, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Pungit sed placit
Motto Translation: It is painful, but pleasing


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    3. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    7. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    8. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    9. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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    The Rome Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rome 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.

    This page was last modified on 20 October 2015 at 11:46.

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