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The surname Columba 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.

Columba Early Origins



The surname Columba 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.

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Columba Spelling Variations


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Columba Spelling Variations



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.

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Columba Early History


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Columba Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Columba research. Another 253 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1691, 1451, 1492, 1199, 1300, 1367, 1440, 1550, 1676, 1736, 1735, 1580, 1635, 1694 and 1735 are included under the topic Early Columba History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Columba Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Columba Early Notables (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 Columba 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: Luigi Colombi, who arrived at New York on Feb. 6, 1893, aboard the "La Bretagne"; Cesare Columbo, who arrived in New York on June 23, 1886, aboard the "Labrador".

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    3. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    9. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    10. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
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    The Columba Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Columba 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.

    This page was last modified on 28 October 2014 at 20:34.

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