Coulombe Family History
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Coulombe Name Meaning
from Old Occitan colomb ‘dove’ (Latin columbus), hence a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of doves, or a nickname for a person of a mild and gentle disposition. from a personal name of the same origin. The name in its Latin forms Columbus and Columba was popular among early Christians because the dove was considered to be the symbol of the Holy Spirit.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press