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The name Coachman is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It is a name for someone who worked as a person who worked as the local couchman, who drove passengers in a horsedrawn carriage.

Coachman Early Origins



The surname Coachman was first found in Hampshire, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.

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Coachman Spelling Variations


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Coachman Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Coachman are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Coachman include: Couchman, Coachman, Cocheman, Cowcheman and others.

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Coachman Early History


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Coachman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coachman research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1374, 1500, 1669, and 1764 are included under the topic Early Coachman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coachman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coachman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Coachman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Coachman or a variant listed above:

Coachman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Coachman who sailed to Virginia in 1635
  • John Coachman, aged 28, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Alex Coachman went to Barbados in 1680

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Contemporary Notables of the name Coachman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Coachman (post 1700)



  • Alice Marie Coachman (1923-2014), American gold medalist high jumper at the 1948 Summer Olympics

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Coachman Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Coachman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coachman Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 18 July 2014 at 11:17.

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