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Romero is a Spanish and Italian surname meaning:

  1. A person on a religious journey or pilgrimage from Rome (possibly to Jerusalem); procession of elevated holy items
  2. The pungent botanical herb of rosemary symbolizing remembrance and fidelity
  3. A guardian of religious cemeteries or shrines
  4. Derived from the given name Robert

Other variations of the surname[edit]

  • Roemer, a Middle High German and Swiss name meaning a pilgrim to the Holy Land
  • Romer, an English and Dutch name meaning a religious pilgrim or religious warrior carrying a sacred object on his way to the Holy Land
  • Rohmer, an Icelandic name meaning a guardian of a sacred place
  • Romeo, an Italian name meaning a pilgrim to Rome
  • Romeu, a Portuguese and Catalan name meaning someone on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land
  • Romeos, a Modern Greek name meaning pilgrim to Jerusalem
  • Romemu, an Hebraic word meaning one who exalts or glorifies a deity
  • Robero, a surname derived from the given name Robert

In the genealogical record in the Philippines[edit]

Romero is one of the surnames that were given by the Spaniards during the Spanish colonial era in the Philippines and the rest of other colonial nations in order to avoid confusion and technically, as a replacement of the indigenous surnames that were difficult to pronounce among Spaniards, altogether with the Catholic conversions as well. Majority of the ethnic Filipinos did not inherit their Spanish surnames, but obtained them for colonial purposes.

People with the surname Romero[edit]



Cinema and TV[edit]



See also[edit]

  • Christian Initiative Romero, a non-profit organisation in Germany working in support of industrial law and human rights in Central America, named after Óscar Romero