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Pombo Family history

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Pombo Family history

Manuel Pombo (View posts)
Posted: 24 Feb 2000 6:43PM GMT
Pombo is a portuguese / galician word meaning "pigeon". There are logically several families with the same name, all of them of Portuguese/galician origin.
The best known and oldest of these is from galicia, where there are records
of members from the family since early 11th. century. The
legend has it that in the famous (and probably legendary)
battle of alarcos,in the 9th. century, the Sire of
Pombo carried te royal banner.
The pombo family has established itself in many places in the world. In
Colombia, in Argentina, In the USA, but the best known branch
set up a family in the town of Sahagun, in present day Palencia, in Spain in the 17th. century.
From there, at the beginning of the 1800's the
family estalished an network of interests in all northern Spain, with
brother setting up their families and commercial intereests
in Santander (Juan Pombo, later marquess of Casa Pombo), Valladolid, Palencia and sahagun itself.
By the mid 1800 the Pombo Brothers were the largest taxpayers in Northern Spain and the biggest
producers and exporters of flour, especially to USA and Cuba.
If you think you are related somehow to this family, please, e-mail me, as I have an extensive database comprising all the descendants of Juan Pombo and many other related persons (more than 10.000)
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Manuel Pombo 25 Feb 2000 1:43AM GMT 
Pam 3 Mar 2000 3:49PM GMT 
DPombo 16 Jan 2002 10:00PM GMT 
PamMitchell86 17 Jan 2002 5:42PM GMT 
Jewel Raines 19 Feb 2005 3:30AM GMT 
pombogarden85 15 Mar 2012 8:03AM GMT 
pombogarden85 15 Mar 2012 8:14AM GMT 
Tomas Pombo 11 Oct 2000 7:04AM GMT 
angelo ramos 14 Oct 2000 1:01PM GMT 
Tomas Pombo 14 Oct 2000 1:23PM GMT 
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