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Colombo Name Meaning

Italian: from the personal name Colombo, from Latin Colombus, Colomba meaning ‘dove’, a personal name favored by early Christians because the dove was considered to be the symbol of the Holy Spirit. In some cases the name may have arisen as a nickname for a gentle, mild-mannered person, or as a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of doves (Latin columbus ‘dove’).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Coulombe, Colomb, Palombo, Colombe, Golob, Solomon, Coleman, Tolomeo

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Where is the Colombo family from?

You can see how Colombo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Colombo family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Colombo families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 33 Colombo families living in London. This was about 63% of all the recorded Colombo's in the UK. London had the highest population of Colombo families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Colombo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Colombo ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Hotel Waiter and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Colombo. 50% of Colombo men worked as a Hotel Waiter and 83% of Colombo women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Colombo were Cook In Hotel and Paid Domestic Duties.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Hotel Waiter
  • Cook In Hotel

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Paid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Colombo. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Colombo. For the veterans among your Colombo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Colombo lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Colombo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Colombo in 1940 was 39, and 79 in 2004.

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