Romine History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Romine family

The surname Romine was first found in Peeblesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd nam Pùballan), former county in South-central Scotland, in the present day Scottish Borders Council Area, where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border. They held a family seat in the old manor of Rothmaneic in the marches of Kingside. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient but turbulent no-man's land where the persecuted Many were given land by King Malcolm Canmore and later by King David of Scotland. Some were native Scots. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. The name was first recorded in Scotland in 1250. John of Romano was described 'of that ilk' in 1484suggesting the name was an ancient border clan.

Early History of the Romine family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Romine research. Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1508 is included under the topic Early Romine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Romine Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Roman, Romain, Romaigne, Romayne, Romanis, Romany, Rommanes, Romanes, Romayn and many more.

Early Notables of the Romine family (pre 1700)

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United States Romine migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Romine Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • W. Tyson Romine, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1896
Romine Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • George L. Romine, aged 54, who immigrated to America, in 1907
  • Geo. Kathrine Romine, aged 58, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Leslie L. Romine, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1920
  • Leslie L. Romine, aged 23, who immigrated to the United States, in 1920
  • Wendall Romine, aged 24, who settled in America, in 1924
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Romine (post 1700) +

  • Alton Rollon Romine (b. 1932), American former gridiron football defensive back and a halfback
  • Austin Allen Romine (b. 1988), American Major League Baseball catcher
  • Andrew James Romine (b. 1985), American Major League Baseball infielder
  • Kevin Andrew Romine (b. 1961), American former utility outfielder in Major League Baseball
  • William Roger Romine, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 2008; Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates 6th District; Elected 2010, 2012 [1]
  • Phyllis C. Romine, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates 13th District, 1984 [1]
  • John Romine, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1932 [1]
  • Gerald Romine, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1972 [1]
  • Gary Romine, American Republican politician, Member of Missouri State Senate 3rd District; Elected 2012 [1]
  • C. E. Romine Jr., American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Cabell County, 1969-74; Defeated, 1974 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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