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Colombe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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


Early Origins of the Colombe family


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

By the early 1500's the family had branched into Quercy and Languedoc where Amanieu de Coulombe witnessed a document in 1506. His son founded the Jacobean convent in Bordeaux in 1530. Due to the family's impressive status in society, it formed many alliances with other noble families, such as in 1510, when the Colomb of Montregard of Puy family intermarried with the LaTour family and their descendants were known as De Colombe de LaTour, Viscounts of Goy. François de Colomb, Baron Latour, was the cousin of Hector, head of the Colombe de Montregard. Another branching of the Montregard family occurred when Jean de Colomb, Doctor of Law and Judge for the seneschal of Puy, and second son of François, became the Lord of Combres. His son, François, became a councillor to the King. Later generations of the family held titles of Baron de la Tour-Daniel, Beauzac, Lords of Mercuret, and Co-Lords of Saint-Haon. François de Colomb, Lieutenant of Viscount LeStrange, the Governor of Puy, was active in the defense of Puy against the Ligue and contributed greatly to the pacification of Velay for which he received special commendation from King Henri IV in 1594. In 1596 he became the King's Judge by proclamation and died in 1647 at the age of 100 years and 3 months. It should be noted that the average man died in his forties or fifties at this time. Jean de Colomb of the Forez branch of the family was registered in 1585. Descendants of all branches of the family served as councillors to the King and King's Court, as well as Presidents and First Council in Puy and their other domains.

Louis Coulombe, born in 1641, son of Jacques and Rolline, left France and travelled to Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans in Quebec, Canada, where he arrived on 30th September 1670. After arriving in Quebec he married Jeanne Foucault, daughter of Nicolas and Marguerite, at the end of 1670. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print


Early History of the Colombe family


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Colombe 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.

Early Notables of the Colombe family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the name was Michel Colombe (c. 1430-c. 1513), a French sculptor whose work bridged the late Gothic and Renaissance styles; Jean Colombe (c. 1430-1493), a French miniature painter and illuminator of manuscripts; Christopher Columbus (1451-1506), the Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer, in 1492 he departed from Palos de la Frontera, the Santa María ran aground on Christmas Day 1492, he...
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Migration of the Colombe family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Colombe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Carmine Colombe, aged 30, originally from Tieno Freda, arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "Alsatia" from Naples, Italy [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6TV-B4X : 6 December 2014), Carmine Colombe, 16 Jun 1893; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Alsatia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Angelo Colombe, aged 31, arrived in New York in 1895 aboard the ship "Waesland" from Antwerp, Belgium [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXSW-PY3 : 6 December 2014), Angelo Colombe, 09 May 1895; citing departure port Antwerp, arrival port New York, ship name Waesland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Colombe Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Lucien Colombe, aged 37, originally from Hussein Dey, France, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "La Savoie" from Le Havre, France [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64Y-SPD : 6 December 2014), Lucien Colombe, 30 Dec 1919; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Savoie, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Luis Colombe, aged 33, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Turrialba" from Santiago, Cuba [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6VZ-M47 : 6 December 2014), Luis Colombe, 06 Jan 1921; citing departure port Santiago, Cuba, arrival port New York, ship name Turrialba, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Colombe Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Nicolas Colombe, son of Louis and Jeanne-Marguerite, married Jeanne Maillou, daughter of Pierre and Anne, in Quebec in 1694 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.

Colombe Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jean Colombe, son of Louis and Jeanne-Marguerite, married Jeanne Balan, daughter of Pierre and Renée, in Saint-Thomas, Quebec on 27th April 1706 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Louis Colombe, son of Louis and Jeanne-Marguerite, married Hélène Paulet, daughter of Antoine and Anne, in Saint-Pierre-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 7th November 1710 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Jean Colombe, son of Louis and Jeanne-Marguerite, married Jeanne Leblond, daughter of Nicolas and Marguerite, in Saint-Michel, Quebec on 20th April 1716 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Jean-Baptiste Colombe, son of Jean and Jeanne, married Marie-Anne Liénard, daughter of Sébastien and Catherine, in Sainte-Foy, Quebec on 3rd July 1731 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Alexis Colombe, son of Jean and Jeanne, married Marie-Madeleine Groisard, daughter of Jean and Jeanne, in Berthier, Quebec on 26th January 1733 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
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Contemporary Notables of the name Colombe (post 1700)


  • Philippe Colombe (d. 1722), French-born, Safavid artillery commander
  • Alain Colombe (b. 1949), French gold medalist slalom canoeist at the 1969 World Championships
  • Colombe Cliche, Canadian government minister under communications division

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  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6TV-B4X : 6 December 2014), Carmine Colombe, 16 Jun 1893; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Alsatia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXSW-PY3 : 6 December 2014), Angelo Colombe, 09 May 1895; citing departure port Antwerp, arrival port New York, ship name Waesland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64Y-SPD : 6 December 2014), Lucien Colombe, 30 Dec 1919; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Savoie, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6VZ-M47 : 6 December 2014), Luis Colombe, 06 Jan 1921; citing departure port Santiago, Cuba, arrival port New York, ship name Turrialba, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.


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