Sicily emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Palombo 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 Palombo is a name for a person with the characteristics of a butterfly; a flighty, frivolous fellow. The surname Palombo is derived from the Italian word "palombo," which means a "ring dove," or "palombella," which means a "wood pigeon."
Early Origins of the Palombo family
Early History of the Palombo family
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Palombo Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Palumbe Palomba, Palombella, Palombi, Palombini, Palombino, Palumberi and many more.
Early Notables of the Palombo family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Palombo family to the New World and Oceana
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Palombo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Palombo (post 1700)
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