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  • Gaius Furius Sabinius Aquila Timesitheus (c.190 - c.243)
    Gaius Furius Sabinius Aquila Timesitheus (c. 190 - 243) was a Roman knight who lived in the 3rd century and was the most important advisor to Roman Emperor Gordian III. Very little is known on his orig...
  • Annia Galeria Faustina Major, Roman Empress (c.100 - 141)
    Annia Galeria Faustina, more familiarly referred to as Faustina I (Latin: Faustina Major; born on September 21, in about 100; died in October or November of 140[1]), was a Roman Empress and wife of Rom...
  • Rupilia Faustina (c.87 - bef.138)
    Rupilia Rupilia Faustina (c. 87-bef. 138) was an influential Roman noblewoman. She was the daughter of Salonina Matidia and suffect consul Lucius Scribonius Libo Rupilius Frugi Bonus. She possibl...
  • Tullus Domitius Calvisius (deceased)
    Tullus was partial owner of a tile and brick factory near Rome, which provided bricks for many of Rome's most famous monuments, including the Colosseum, Pantheon, and the Market of Trajan.
  • Salonia Matidia Augusta (68 - 119)
    She was a niece of the Emperor Trajan. From Wikipedia: Salonina Matidia (4 July 68 – 23 December 119) was the daughter and only child of Ulpia Marciana and wealthy praetor Gaius Salonius Matidius P...

Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew out of a small agricultural community, founded on the Italian Peninsula as early as the 10th century BCE. Located along the Mediterranean Sea, and centered at the city of Rome, it became one of the largest empires in the ancient world.

In its centuries of existence, Roman civilization shifted from a monarchy to an oligarchic republic to an increasingly autocratic empire. It came to dominate South-Western Europe, South-Eastern Europe/Balkans and the Mediterranean region through conquest and assimilation.

Source: Wikipedia, Ancient Rome

There are many very well-documented genealogies from the late Republic and early Empire, but the connections to medieval Europe are largely conjectural.


The goal of this project is to resolve duplicates and ensure the quality of the profiles pertaining to the families of ancient Rome.

Notable Romans

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Naming Conventions

See Naming Conventions.

Roman names can be confusing because they do not follow modern European and American naming customs. As a general rule of thumb, the Roman surname is the second of three names, not the third. Geni's name fields do not yet handle Roman names effectively. The most effective workaround is to place all names in the First Name field, leaving the Middle Name and Last Name fields blank.

For a simple introduction to Roman names, see Wikipedia, Roman Names.

The classic Roman name was the trianomina. That is, Roman men had three names. The first name (praenomen) was a given name. The second name (nomen) was the family name. The third name (cognomen) was originally a nickname, but became hereditary. This third name was the name by which men were known.

Using Gaius Julius Caesar as an example:

  • Gaius was his given name
  • Julius was his family name (surname)
  • Caesar was the name by which he was known

Roman women were generally known only by one name, the feminine form of the family's nomen. For example, the daughter of Gaius Julius Caesar was Julia.

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