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.
Early Origins of the Coachman family
The surname Coachman was first found in Hampshire
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Coachman family
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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.
Early Notables of the Coachman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Coachman family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. 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, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- Alex Coachman went to Barbados in 1680
Contemporary Notables of the name Coachman (post 1700)
- Alice Marie Coachman (1923-2014), American gold medalist high jumper at the 1948 Summer Olympics