Sicily emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Palombi family. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt 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 were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most common type of family name found in Sicily 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 Palombi is a name for a person with the characteristics of a butterfly; a flighty, frivolous fellow. The surname Palombi is derived from the Italian word "palombo," which means a "ring dove," or "palombella," which means a "wood pigeon."
Early Origins of the Palombi family
Early History of the Palombi family
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Palombi Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Palumbe Palomba, Palombella, Palombi, Palombini, Palombino, Palumberi and many more.
Early Notables of the Palombi family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Palombi family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Giacomo Palumbo, who came to New York aboard the SS Anglia, arriving April 13; 1891; Marcellino Palumbo, who sailed on the SS Alesia from Naples, arriving in NY on March 22.
Contemporary Notables of the name Palombi (post 1700)
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