Origins Available: French
During that dark period of history known as the Middle Ages, the name of Coulombe 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 Coulombe 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 Coulombe 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 Coulombe family
The surname Coulombe was first found in Guyenne, where this distinguished family held a family seat
since the 1100's.
Early History of the Coulombe family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coulombe research.Another 564 words (40 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 Coulombe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Coulombe 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 Coulombe 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 Coulombe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Coulombe family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Coulombe Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Louis Philippe Coulombe, aged 20, who landed in America from Paris, in 1903
- Joseph Coulombe, aged 25, who emigrated to America, in 1909
- Virginie Coulombe, aged 70, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1914
- Cetive Coulombe, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States from Paris, France, in 1914
- Eugenie Coulombe, aged 36, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1920
Coulombe Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Phillipe Coulombe, aged 44, who settled in Quebec, Canada, in 1916
Contemporary Notables of the name Coulombe (post 1700)
- Charles A. Coulombe (b. 1960), American Catholic historian, author, journalist and lecturer
- Joe Coulombe (b. 1930), American entrepreneur, founder of the grocery store chain Trader Joe's
- Clotilde Coulombe (1892-1985), Canadian pianist and Roman Catholic nun
- Martine Coulombe, Canadian politician, elected to the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick in the 2010
- Charles Jérémie Coulombe (1846-1937), Canadian physician and political figure
- Benoit Coulombe (b. 1958), Canadian biochemist and molecular biologist
- Patrick Coulombe (b. 1985), Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman