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Very widespread throughout the centrosud, but in particular in Lazio and Puglia, in some cases it may derive from the toponym Colonna (RM), in others from the fact of living near a column, in other cases from being considered a column and therefore to have for example in his own coat of arms a column, we remember the princes Colonna, a Roman family that should have their surname to the fact of living near the Trajan column, according to others the surname would have originated from the castle of Colonna, situated on the Colli Albani , which the family had owned since the 11th century, the first column of which we have certain information was Petrus de Columna of the second half of the XIth century of this family made part of Cardinals and Princes and even a Pope Martin V th century Oddone Colonna, who was Pope from 1417 to 1431, was also of great importance Marcantonio Colonna Admiral General and Viceroy of Sicily, hero of the battle of Lepanto, on 7 October 1571, the ship in fact, Colonna's flagship defeated the Turkish fleet. On his return to Rome, Pope Gregory XIII confirmed him as Captain General of the Papal Fleet.