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Colombier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



During that dark period of history known as the Middle Ages, the name of Colombier 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 Colombier 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 Colombier 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 Colombier family


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

Early History of the Colombier family


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Colombier 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 Colombier 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...
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Migration of the Colombier family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Colombier Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jacques Colombier, aged 45, who landed in Canada in 1642
  • Marc Antoine Colombier, aged 19, who arrived in Canada in 1643

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