LOMBARDI Surname Meaning and Family History

What is the Meaning of the Last Name Lombardi?

Individuals with the Lombardi surname often trace back to families that originated in the Lombardy region of northern Italy.
Waterfront townscape, Moltrasio, Lake Como in the Lombardy region of Italy. Getty / Danita Delimont

Lombardi is a geographical surname for someone who came from Lombardy, a region in northern Italy which got its name from the Lombards, a Germanic tribe who invaded in the 6th century. The name also sometimes was used to denote immigrants from other parts of northern Italy. Even today, the name is most prevalent in the city of Milano in Lombardia, Italy.


Surname Origin: Italian

Famous People with the LOMBARDI Surname

  • Vince Lombardi - legendary football coach of the Green Bay Packers; the National Foot Ball League's Super Bowl trophy is named in his honor
  • Johnny Lombardi - Canadian pioneer of multicultural broadcasting
  • Ernie Lombardi - Major League Baseball player

Fun Facts About the LOMBARDI Surname

Lombardi's, the first pizzeria in the United States, opened in 1905 as the birth place of New York style pizza. 

Where is the LOMBARDI Surname Most Common?

The Lombardi surname is found most prevalently in Italy, according to surname distribution data from Forebears, where it ranks as the 20th most common last name in the country. It is also somewhat common in Argentina and Brazil. In the United States, Lombardi families are found in greatest numbers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Surname data from WorldNames PublicProfiler also demonstrates the prevalence of the Lombardi surname in Italy. Although the name originated in Lombardia, the numbers are now greatest in the Molise region, followed by Basilicata, Toscana, Campania, Puglia, Lazio and then Lombardia. Lombardi is also a fairly common name in Tessin, Switzerland.

Genealogy Resources for the Surname LOMBARDIMeanings of Common Italian Surnames

Uncover the meaning of your Italian last name with this free guide to Italian surname meanings and origins for the most common Italian surnames.

Lombardi Family Crest - It's Not What You Think
Contrary to what you may hear, there is no such thing as a Lombardi family crest or coat of arms for the Lombardi surname. Coats of arms are granted to individuals, not families, and may rightfully be used only by the uninterrupted male line descendants of the person to whom the coat of arms was originally granted.

LOMBARDI Family Genealogy Forum
This free message board is focused on descendants of Lombardi ancestors around the world. Search the forum for posts about your Lombardi ancestors, or join the forum and post your own queries. 

FamilySearch - LOMBARDI Genealogy
Explore over 600,000 results from digitized historical records and lineage-linked family trees related to the Lombardi surname on this free website hosted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

GeneaNet - Lombardi Records
GeneaNet includes archival records, family trees, and other resources for individuals with the Lombardi surname, with a concentration on records and families from France and other European countries.

Ancestry.com: Lombardi Surname
Explore over 300,000 digitized records and database entries, including census records, passenger lists, military records, land deeds, probates, wills and other records for the Lombardi surname on the subscription-based website, Ancestry.com.


References: Surname Meanings & Origins

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

Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Collins Celtic (Pocket edition), 1998.

Fucilla, Joseph. Our Italian Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2003.

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

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

Reaney, P.H. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1997.

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

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