The Italian surname Lombardo is an ethnic name for someone from Lombardy, specifically, or more generally for someone from northern Italy. This province within Italy, was from the 5th century a.d. peopled by a Gaulish tribe called the 'Langobardi' who arrived from Northern Germany and drove out the then occupants of the area. The earliest record of the name or a variant was Pietro Lombardo, a theologian born around the year 1100. The name is first recorded in the New World in 1850 when Angelo Lombardo arrived in Texas from Italy. Today there are approximately 15,000 bearers of the name Lombardi living in the US.
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