Origins Available: English, Irish
personal name Colmán, which is in turn derived from the word "colm," meaning "dove." St. Columban (c. 540-615) of Ireland was a missionary in Europe, and forms of his name were adopted throughout Europe, where they were later adopted into surnames. It was "ancient Anglo-Saxon personal name mentioned by Bede." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
It is thought that the Norwegians then brought the name to Cumberland, Westmorland and Yorkshire. In southern England, Coalman finds its roots in the Old English workd "col," referring to "coal." In this instance the name was occupational for someone who gathered coal, or burned charcoal.
Early Origins of the Coalman family
Buckinghamshire, where a record from the Pipe Rolls of 1176 show a Colemannus de Eston. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X) The name can also be found in Southern England in the Domesday Book, CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8) where it was first listed as a personal name as in Colemannus.
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list the name as a personal name and a surname: Coleman le Hen in Suffolk, 1273; Editha Colman in Oxfordshire; and Martin Coleman in London. Much later, the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 listed Matilda Colman as residing there and holding lands at that time. CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Coalman family
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Coalman Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Colman, Coleman, Coalman, Coulman, Colemen, Colmen, Coalmen, Colmin, Colmen, Coulmen, Coulmin, Colemin and many more.
Early Notables of the Coalman family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Roger Colman (c 1623-1660), an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1660; Edward Colman or Coleman (1636-1678), an English Catholic courtier under Charles II of England, he was hanged, drawn and...
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Migration of the Coalman family to Ireland
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Migration of the Coalman family to the New World and Oceana
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Coalman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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