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

Colombus Early Origins



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

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Colombus Spelling Variations


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Colombus 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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Colombus Early History


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Colombus Early History



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

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Colombus Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Colombus 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 Colombus 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. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Colombus Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Colombus 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.

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