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Bombardi History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Bombardi was originally a nickname, which was later adopted as a surname. Bombardi is derived from the Old French words "bon," which means "good," and "par," which means "equal fellow." Thus, it was a nickname for a good friend or companion. Originally, the French people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames were adopted in France is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames; these usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name.

Early Origins of the Bombardi family


The surname Bombardi was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where a family of this name has been found since early times. The family were well established in the region of Dijonnais and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

Early History of the Bombardi family


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Bombardi Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Bombardier, Bombardiet, Bombardière, Bombardié, Bombarde, Bombard, Bombart, Bomardier and many more.

Early Notables of the Bombardi family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bombardi family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: André Bombardier, born in 1679, the son of Jean and of Marie-Françoise Guilin of St-Sauveau, French Flanders, who settled in Quebec, where he married Marguerite Demers in 1706 in Montreal.

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