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The distinguished surname Coffman is a proud symbol of a Jewish culture, which is found in many places world-wide. In the Middle Ages, it became necessary to adopt surnames, since people were moving closer together, and it was becoming difficult to distinguish between people with the same names. The surname Coffman is an occupational surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. This surname was given to a banker, pawnbroker, or usurer. It derives from the German word lehenen, which means to lend.

Coffman Early Origins




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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Coffman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mathias Coffman, who arrived in New York, NY in 1841
  • M Coffman, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Coffman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Coffman (post 1700)



  • Vance D. Coffman (b. 1944), American Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Jennifer B. Coffman (b. 1948), United States federal judge
  • Edward M. Coffman (b. 1929), American military historian, University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Emeritus
  • DeWitt Coffman (1854-1932), United States Navy admiral
  • Charles G. Coffman, Republican President of the West Virginia Senate
  • Barbara Elaine Gunter Coffman, American writer of both historical romance and suspense
  • Lotus Delta Coffman, fifth president of the University of Minnesota
  • D. J. Coffman (b. 1976), American cartoonist
  • Paul Randolph Coffman (b. 1956), former professional American football player
  • Chase Coffman (b. 1986), American football tight end
  • ... (Another 23 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Coffman


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Suggested Readings for the name Coffman



  • Genealogy of Joseph and Rebecca Miller Coffman, and Early References about Kauffmanns by Ruth Perdiue.

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Coffman Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    2. 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).
    3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    11. ...

    The Coffman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coffman 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 20 January 2016 at 10:57.

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