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Coffman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Coffman family



Migration of the Coffman family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]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)
  • M Coffman, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]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)

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.)

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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Citations


  1. ^ 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)

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