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The surname Columbo 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.

Columbo Early Origins



The surname Columbo 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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Columbo Spelling Variations


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Columbo 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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Columbo Early History


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Columbo Early History



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

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Columbo Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Columbo 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 Columbo 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 were:

Columbo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Cesare Columbo, who arrived in New York on June 23, 1886, aboard the "Labrador"

Columbo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Columbo, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1900

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Contemporary Notables of the name Columbo (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Columbo (post 1700)



  • Juan Columbo (b. 1952), American professional baseball player
  • Ruggiero Eugenio di Rodolpho Columbo (1908-1934), American singer, violinist and actor
  • Franco Columbo (b. 1953), Mexican retired Luchador, or professional wrestler

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    2. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    3. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    4. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    9. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    10. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    11. ...

    The Columbo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Columbo 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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