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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    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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