From the historical and fascinating Italian region of Venice
emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Lombardino 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 Lombardino 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 Lombardino family
The surname Lombardino was first found in Tuscany
. One of the earliest bearers of this surname was Pietro Lombardo, a theologian born around the year 1100.
Lombardino 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 Lombardino include Lombard, Lombardèlli, Lombardelli, Lombardini, Lombardi, Lombardo, Lombardia, Lombardio, Lombardetto and many more.
Early Notables of the Lombardino family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lombardino family to the New World and Oceana
An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Lombardino arrived in North America very early:
Lombardino Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Cniseffa Lombardino, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1903
- Paolo Lombardino, aged 23, who settled in America from Gibellina, in 1903
- Maria Lombardino, aged 49, who emigrated to the United States from Gibellino, in 1904
- Powla Lombardino, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from Gibellina, Trapani, in 1909
- Francesco Lombardino, aged 57, who settled in America from S Cristina Gela, Palermo, Italy, in 1910
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