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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.

Lombardo Early Origins



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.

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Lombardo Spelling Variations


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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.

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Lombardo Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lombardo Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



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
  • Sam Lombardo, who landed in Mississippi in 1899

Lombardo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alessandro Lombardo, aged 26, who emigrated 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 emigrated 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.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lombardo (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lombardo (post 1700)



  • Laury Lombardo, American politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 10th District, 1922
  • Ila Lombardo, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1996
  • Harry Lombardo, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1996
  • 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)
  • David Lombardo (b. 1965), Cuban American drummer, co-founding member of the American band Slayer
  • Dave Lombardo (b. 1965), Cuban American heavy metal drummer
  • Raffaele Lombardo (b. 1950), Italian politician
  • Matteo Lombardo (b. 1985), former Italian footballer
  • Attilio Lombardo (b. 1966), retired Italian football player turned
  • Andrea Daniele Lombardo (b. 1987), Canadian soccer player from Toronto, Ontario
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    2. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    3. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    4. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    5. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    6. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    7. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. 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. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    11. ...

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