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TypeSurname (from occupation & from given name)

Meaning & History

Either from Italian colomba "dove" indicating a dove keeper, or from the given name COLOMBO which is derived from the same word. This was the Italian surname of the 15th-century explorer Christopher Columbus.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesColeman English Coleman Irish MacCailín, MacCallion, MacCallum, Mac Coluim, McCallum Scottish Colón Spanish
Entry updated January 10, 2017   Contribute