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During that dark period of history known as the Middle Ages, the name of Colombam 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 Colombam 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 Colombam was an occupational name for a keeper of doves or pigeons having derived from the Old French word "colombe," which means dove.

Colombam Early Origins



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

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Colombam Spelling Variations


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Colombam 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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Colombam Early History


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Colombam Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Colombam 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 Colombam History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Colombam Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Colombam 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 María 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 Colombam Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    2. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Colombam Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Colombam 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 22 October 2013 at 13:56.

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