Benjamin Peter John Roman

1884–1954 (Age 70)
Swellendam, Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa

The Life of Benjamin Peter John

When Benjamin Peter John Roman was born in 1884, in Swellendam, Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa, his father, Petrus Benjamin Johannes Roman, was 22 and his mother, Magdalena Johanna Fredericka Thompson, was 22. He married Amelia Gertrude Daniels on 24 October 1911, in Kimberley, Cape Province, South Africa. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Woodstock, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada in 1920. He died in 1954, in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Peter John Roman
Mary Ellen Turner
Marriage: 16 May 1920
Beulah Roman
Benjamin George Roman
Lilian Rosaline Roman

Spouse and Children

16 May 1920
Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa


    Beulah Roman


    Benjamin George Roman


    Lilian Rosaline Roman


Parents and Siblings

    Petrus Benjamin Johannes Roman


    Magdalena Johanna Fredericka Thompson




World Events (8)


Age 2

Gold discovered at Witwatersrand. Johannesburg established.

Age 13

Part of Zululand incorporated into British colony of Natal. King Solomon ka Dinizulu exiled.

Age 21

Last Zulu uprising against British.

Name Meaning

1 Catalan, French, English, German (also Romann), Polish, Hungarian (Román), Romanian, Ukrainian, and Belorussian: from the Latin personal name Romanus, which originally meant ‘Roman’. This name was borne by several saints, including a 7th-century bishop of Rouen.2 English, French, and Catalan: regional or ethnic name for someone from Rome or from Italy in general, or a nickname for someone who had some connection with Rome, as for example having been there on a pilgrimage. Compare Romero .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Roman, "South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004"
  • Benjamin Roman in entry for Benjamin George, "South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004"
  • Ben Peter John Roman in entry for Baula, "South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004"

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