Colombo Family History

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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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Colombo Family Origin

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Colombo Family Occupations

What did your Colombo ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Cook In Hotel and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Colombo. 8% of Colombo men worked as a Cook In Hotel and 50% of Colombo women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Colombo were Bread Van Salesman Heavy Work and Agentprovident Clothing Supply

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Cook In Hotel
  • Hotel Waiter
  • Bank Cashier
  • Bread Van Salesman Heavy Work

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Paid Domestic Duties
  • Agentprovident Clothing Supply

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

Colombo Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Colombo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Colombo census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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 Card

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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Colombo Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Colombo

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