Type Surname (from given name)
Other Forms FormsRomanský, Romanek, Románek, Romanik, Romaník (Czech, Slovak), Romanski, Romaník, Roman (Polish), Romanskaya (Russian)
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Meaning & History
In Czech and Slovak usage, it is a habitational name from Romanov, a village in central Bohemia. In Polish usage, it is a habitational name for someone from any of several places in Poland called Romany, named with the personal name Roman. In some cases, it may be a direct derivative of the personal name Roman, with the addition of the common surname suffix -ski.