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From the historical and fascinating Italian region of Venice emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Lombardio 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 Lombardio 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.

Lombardio Early Origins



The surname Lombardio 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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Lombardio Spelling Variations


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Lombardio Spelling Variations



Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms in comparison with other European surnames because they reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each of which has its distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the most standard Italian surname suffix is "I", whereas in Southern Italy the most typical surname suffix is "O". Sardinian is very different from other forms of Italian and in fact, it is considered to be its own distinct language. Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes, church officials, and the bearers of names, spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. As a consequence of the major changes in the Italian language and in the local spellings of Italian surnames that occurred over the course of history, there are numerous variations for the surname Lombardio. These spelling variations include Lombard, Lombardèlli, Lombardelli, Lombardini, Lombardi, Lombardo, Lombardia, Lombardio, Lombardetto and many more.

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Lombardio Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lombardio Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



Lombardios were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: Bernardo Lombard, who sailed to New England in 1633; William Lombardino, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1873; Philip Lombardo arrived in Philadelphia in 1803.

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    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    3. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    5. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    6. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    10. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
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    The Lombardio Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lombardio 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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