Origins Available: French
During that dark period of history known as the Middle Ages, the name of Coulomb 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 Coulomb 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 Coulomb 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 Coulomb family
The surname Coulomb was first found in Guyenne, where this distinguished family held a family seat
since the 1100's.
Early History of the Coulomb family
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Coulomb 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 Coulomb 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 Coulomb Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Coulomb family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Coulomb Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Charles Auguste Coulomb, who settled in Philadelphia in 1850
Contemporary Notables of the name Coulomb (post 1700)
- Charles Augustin de Coulomb, French physicist, eponym of the "coulomb", a unit of electric charge