Late 16C English Given Names: Notes on Roman

Late Sixteenth Century English Given Names

Notes on the name Roman

Roman: There are actually two entries for this name, but they appear to represent the same person. One is for Roman De Barker alias Johnson, a merchant, of St. Olave Southwark, Surrey; the other is for Roman Johnson alias Barker, a merchant, of St. Olave Southwark (Surrey). The other data in the listings are identical. He was probably Italian: Romano is an Italian forename, and (De) Barker could represent any of several Italian surnames.

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