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From the historical and fascinating Italian region of Venice emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Lombardi family. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most common type of family name found in the region of Venice is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, the nickname type of surname is also frequently found. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The surname Lombardi came from a person from Lombardy. The Lombards, who were a Germanic tribe that overran the area in the 6th century, derived their name from the Latin Langobardi, which is composed of the Germanic elements meaning long-beards. The name is also an occupational name, derived from the personal name Lombardo, which indicates merchant, banker, money-changer. Since these professions were mainly practiced in the north of Italy and in the region of Tuscany, these are the places where the surname continues to be most prevalent today.

Lombardi Early Origins



The surname Lombardi was first found in Tuscany, Venice and Sicily. One of the earliest bearers of this surname was Pietro Lombardo, a theologian born around the year 1100.

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Lombardi Spelling Variations


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Lombardi Spelling Variations



Surnames that originated in Italy are characterized by an enormous number of spelling variations. Some of these are derived from regional traditions and dialects. Northern names, for instance, often end in "o", while southern names tend to end in "i". Other variations come from the fact the medieval scribes tended to spell according to the sound of words, rather than any particular set of rules. The recorded variations of Lombardi include Lombard, Lombardèlli, Lombardelli, Lombardini, Lombardi, Lombardo, Lombardia, Lombardio, Lombardetto and many more.

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Lombardi Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lombardi Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lombardi 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



An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Lombardi arrived in North America very early:

Lombardi Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Antonio Lombardi, who landed in Mississippi in 1885

Lombardi Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Aladino Lombardi, aged 3, who emigrated to the United States from Lucia, in 1902
  • Achille Lombardi, aged 75, who emigrated to America from Lanciano, in 1905
  • Aenleto Lombardi, aged 23, who landed in America from Montesgroina, in 1905
  • Agostino Lombardi, aged 18, who settled in America from Sora, Italy, in 1907
  • Adolfo Lombardi, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Montemurre, Potenza, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lombardi (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lombardi (post 1700)



  • Pamela Lombardi, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 2004
  • Nancy E. Lombardi, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 2nd District, 2004
  • Molly C. Lombardi, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2008
  • Leon J. Lombardi, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1988
  • L. A. Lombardi, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1956
  • Carol J. Lombardi, American politician, Mayor of Waukesha, Wisconsin, 2000
  • Angela F. Lombardi, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for California, 1952, 1968; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1960, 1964
  • Leon J. Lombardi (b. 1949), American attorney and politician
  • Tony E. Lombardi (b. 1962), American football player and coach in the United States
  • Steve Lombardi (b. 1961), American professional wrestler better known as the Brooklyn Brawler
  • ... (Another 22 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    2. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    5. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

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

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