During that dark period of history known as the Middle Ages, the name of Columbeau 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 Columbeau 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 Columbeau 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 Columbeau family
The surname Columbeau was first found in Guyenne, where this distinguished family held a family seat
since the 1100's.
Early History of the Columbeau family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Columbeau research.Another 508 words (36 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 Columbeau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Columbeau 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 Columbeau 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 Columbeau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Columbeau family to the New World and Oceana
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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