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.
Early Origins of the Lombardi family
The surname Lombardi was first found in Tuscany
. One of the earliest bearers of this surname was Pietro Lombardo, a theologian born around the year 1100.
Early History of the Lombardi family
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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.
Early Notables of the Lombardi family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lombardi family to the New World and Oceana
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Lombardi Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Aladino Lombardi, aged 3, who immigrated to the United States from Lucia, in 1902
- Achille Lombardi, aged 75, who immigrated 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 immigrated to the United States from Montemurre, Potenza, in 1909
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Contemporary Notables of the name Lombardi (post 1700)
- 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
- Mark Lombardi (1955-2000), American abstract painter known for his network diagrams of crime and conspiracy
- Louis Lombardi (b. 1968), American actor
- Julian Lombardi (b. 1956), American inventor, author, educator, and computer scientist
- John V. Lombardi (b. 1942), American professor, Latin American historian and university administrator
- Ernie Lombardi (1908-1977), American Major League Baseball player
- Dean Lombardi (b. 1958), American president and general manager of the NHL's Los Angeles Kings
- Vincent Thomas "Vince" Lombardi (1913-1970), American football coach, inducted into the NFL's Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971, probably one of the most quoted people from the 20th century, once quoted as saying he "viewed his players as neither black nor white, but Packer green"
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- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)