During that dark period of history known as the Middle Ages, the name of Colombel 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 Colombel 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 Colombel 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 Colombel family
The surname Colombel was first found in Guyenne, where this distinguished family held a family seat
since the 1100's.
Early History of the Colombel family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Colombel research.Another 564 words (40 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 Colombel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Colombel 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 Colombel 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... Another 73 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Colombel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Colombel family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Colombel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- T. Colombel, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1802
- Mr. Colombel, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)