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During that dark period of history known as the Middle Ages, the name of Colomb was first used in France. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in France, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Colomb family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Colomb was an occupational name for a keeper of doves or pigeons having derived from the Old French word "colombe," which means dove.

Colomb Early Origins



The surname Colomb was first found in Guyenne, where this distinguished family held a family seat since the 1100's.

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Colomb Spelling Variations


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Colomb Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Coulombe, Colombe, Coulomb, Colomb, Columbe, Columb, Coloumb, Coloumbe, Coulumb, Coulumbe, Coulon, Coulons, Coulont, Coullombe, Coullomb, Coullon, Coullons, Coullont, Coullomb, Collombe, Collon and many more.

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Colomb Early History


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Colomb Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Colomb research. Another 1015 words (72 lines of text) covering the years 1251, 1300, 1308, 1360, 1450, 1500, 1506, 1510, 1530, 1585, 1594, 1596, 1647, and 1700 are included under the topic Early Colomb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Colomb Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Colomb Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the name was Christopher Columbus (1451-1506), an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer, in 1492 he departed from Palos de la Frontera, the Santa Marķa ran aground on Christmas Day 1492, he had to leave 39 men behind, in September 1493 he left with a fleet of...

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Colomb Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Charles Auguste Coulomb settled in Philadelphia in 1850; Coulon, aged 27; settled in New Orleans in 1822; Joseph Coulon settled in Philadelphia in 1798.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Colomb (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Colomb (post 1700)



  • Pierre Colomb, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Joseph Antoine Colomb, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Charles Earl Colomb, Realtor, Building Company Executive, Chalmette, LA
  • Philip Howard Colomb (1831-1899), Scottish naval officer

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Suggested Readings for the name Colomb


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Suggested Readings for the name Colomb



  • The Ancestry and Descendants of Christopher Columbus by Charles Maduell.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    10. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
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    The Colomb Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Colomb Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 12 February 2015 at 11:23.

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