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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. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. 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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