The surname Colombini is derived from the Italian word "colombo," which in turn comes from the Latin "columbe," meaning "dove." As a surname, it may have been occupational
for someone who raised and sold doves. The popularity of the personal name
Colombo, which was prevalent in the Middle Ages, may be explained by the fact that the dove is the symbol of the Holy Spirit and is an expression of endearment and love.
Early Origins of the Colombini family
The surname Colombini was first found in Genoa (Italian: Genova), a port on the Gulf of Genoa, capital of the province of Genoa. 4th century B.C it was occupied by the Greeks, destroyed by the Carthaginians in 209 B.C and restored by Rome who made it their headquarters. They survived the Lombard and Carolingan intrusions. Were well known for their naval prowess. Shipbuilding flourished in this natural sea port. Much migration took place to South America pre WWII. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.
Early History of the Colombini family
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Colombini Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Colombo, Colomba, Columbo, Colombro, Colombani, Colombetti, Colombetta, Colombini, Colombrino, Colombazzi, Colombari, Colombara, Colombo, Colombi, Colomba, Columbo, Columbi, Columba, Colombro, Columbro and many more.
Early Notables of the Colombini family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Cristoforo Colombo (Christopher Columbus), born in 1451 in Genoa; he became a talented navigator and is famous today for his discovery of America in 1492. Others of the name include Iacopo Colombi of Pistoia, a lawyer in 1199; Antonio Colombella, Bishop of Senegallia during... Another 95 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Colombini Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Colombini family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Colombini Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Clementina Colombini, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Santaline, Italy, in 1907
- Burtolomi Colombini, aged 22, who settled in America from Cubasso, Italy, in 1909
- Alfredo Colombini, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Lunata, Italy, in 1910
- Angelo Colombini, aged 17, who landed in America from Ticino, Italy, in 1912
- Colombo Colombini, aged 34, who landed in America from Capanori, Italy, in 1912
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Contemporary Notables of the name Colombini (post 1700)
- Aldo Colombini (1951-2014), Italian-born magician, lecturer, author and media producer
- Giovanni Colombini (1700-1774), Italian painter of the late-Baroque or Rococo period
- Grazia Colombini, Italian costume designer
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