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Multiple Origins for the Surname Colman


English


The roots of the English name Colman in the northern counties are with the 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 is thought that the Norwegians then brought the name to Cumberland, Westmorland and Yorkshire. In southern England, Colman 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.

Colman Early Origins



The surname Colman was first found in Buckinghamshire, where a record from the Pipe Rolls of 1176 show a Colemannus de Eston. The name can also be found in Southern England in the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
mostly as a personal name.

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Colman Spelling Variations


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Colman Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Colman, Coleman, Coalman, Coulman, Colemen, Colmen, Coalmen, Colmin, Colmen, Coulmen, Coulmin, Colemin and many more.

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Colman Early History


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Colman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Colman research. Another 55 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1166, 1623, 1660, 1660, 1636, 1678 and 1929 are included under the topic Early Colman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Colman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Colman Early Notables (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...

Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Colman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Colman In Ireland


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Colman In Ireland



Some of the Colman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Colman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Abram Colman, who landed in Virginia in 1622
  • Barnard Colman, aged 26, arrived in Bermuda in 1635
  • Thomas Colman, who landed in America in 1635
  • Henry Colman, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • Joseph Colman, who arrived in New England in 1638
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Colman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joh Adam Colman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Michael Colman, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1763
  • John Colman, who arrived in New Jersey in 1769
  • Richard Colman, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1787

Colman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Colman, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County Pennsylvania in 1812
  • Joseph Colman, who arrived in Texas in 1829
  • D Colman, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • C H R Colman, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Thomas Colman, who landed in Virginia in 1887

Colman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Michael Colman was a fisherman of St. John's, Newfoundland in 1794 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Colman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Colman, a painter, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • W. Colman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Posthumous" in 1849

Colman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Ralph Colman arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1864
  • George Colman, aged 22, a farm labourer, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875
  • William Colman, aged 20, a farm labourer, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875
  • Jane Colman, aged 34, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879
  • John A. Colman, aged 9, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Colman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Colman (post 1700)



  • Booth Colman (1923-2014), American film, television and stage actor
  • Michael Colman (1968-1994), American ice hockey defenseman
  • Wayne Charles Colman (b. 1946), former American football linebacker
  • David R. Colman (1949-2011), American neuroscientist
  • Douglass Clayton Colman (b. 1973), former American football linebacker
  • Samuel Colman (1832-1920), American painter, interior designer, and writer
  • Jeremiah James Colman (1830-1898), English mustard manufacturer, son of Jeremiah Colman
  • Jeremiah Colman (1777-1851), English miller who founded Colman's Mustard
  • Edward Colman (1636-1678), English Catholic courtier under Charles II of England
  • George Colman (1762-1836), English dramatist and miscellaneous writer
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  11. ...

The Colman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Colman 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.

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