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COLON - Name Meaning & Origin


COLON Surname Meaning & Origin:

Believe to have derived from the Spanish given name Colón, meaning "dove," from the Latin Colombus, Colomba. As a personal name it was favored by early Christians because the dove was considered to be the symbol of the Holy Spirit. Comparable to the Italian and Portuguese surname Colombo.

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Famous People with the Surname COLON::

  • Cristóbal Colón aka Christopher Columbus - Famous Italian explorer best known for his discovery of the "New World."
  • Carlos Colón - retired Puerto Rican professional wrestler. He is the father of wrestlers Carly Colón, known professionally as Carlito, and Eddie Colón, known professionally as Primo Colón. He is also the uncle of WWE wrestler Epico, whose birth name is Orlando Colón.

Where do People with the Colon Surname Live?:

According to Public Profiler: World Names the majority of individuals with the Colon surname live in the United States, followed by concentrations in Spain, Luxembourg, Belgium, and France.

Genealogy Resources for the Surname COLON:

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FamilySearch - COLON Genealogy
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Cousin Connect - COLON Genealogy Queries
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DistantCousin.com - COLON Genealogy & Family History
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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Menk, Lars. A Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames. Avotaynu, 2005.

Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia. Avotaynu, 2004.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1989.

Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.

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