Lombardo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

The surname Lombardo 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.

Early History of the Lombardo family

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Lombardo Spelling Variations

In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations in the name Lombardo include Lombard, Lombardèlli, Lombardelli, Lombardini, Lombardi, Lombardo, Lombardia, Lombardio, Lombardetto and many more.

Early Notables of the Lombardo family (pre 1700)

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United States Lombardo migration to the United States +

Early immigration records have shown some of the first Lombardos to arrive on North American shores:

Lombardo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Angello Lombardo, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906 [1]
  • Sam Lombardo, who landed in Mississippi in 1899 [1]
Lombardo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alessandro Lombardo, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States from Montdo, in 1903
  • Alessandro Lombardo, aged 46, who settled in America from Montifurchio, in 1903
  • Agostino Lombardo, aged 43, who landed in America from Torre Ruggerio, in 1903
  • Alfonso Lombardo, aged 16, who immigrated to the United States from Lacorsa,Catanzaro, in 1909
  • Aldo Lombardo, aged 29, who landed in America from Genoa, Italy, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Lombardo (post 1700) +

  • Gaetano Alberto "Guy" Lombardo (1902-1977), Canadian big band leader and violinist, co-founder of The Royal Canadians who sold between 100 and 300 million records, best known for his New Years Eve programs for almost 50 years on radio and later television
  • David Lombardo (b. 1965), Cuban American drummer, co-founding member of the American band Slayer
  • Dave Lombardo (b. 1965), Cuban American heavy metal drummer
  • Laury Lombardo, American politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 10th District, 1922 [2]
  • Ila Lombardo, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1996 [2]
  • Harry Lombardo, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1996 [2]
  • Antonio Lombardo (b. 1910), American politician, Violinist; Candidate for Mayor of New Rochelle, New York, 1935; Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York, 1936 (25th District), 1940 (24th District) [2]
  • Raffaele Lombardo (b. 1950), Italian politician
  • Matteo Lombardo (b. 1985), former Italian footballer
  • Attilio Lombardo (b. 1966), retired Italian football player turned
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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