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While the Anglicized versions of Irish names are familiar to most people, many Irish names have a long and proud Gaelic heritage that is often unknown. The Colman surname stems from two distinct Gaelic names O'Clúmháin, derived from the Irish root "clúmh," meaning "down," or "feathers," and from O Colmain, derived the Latin word "columba," which means "dove."

Colman Early Origins



The surname Colman was first found in County Sligo (Irish: Sligeach), in the province of Connacht in Northwestern Ireland, where they were a sept of O'Colmain, a branch of Hy Fiachrach.

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Colman Spelling Variations


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Colman Spelling Variations



The archives that survive today demonstrate the difficulty experienced by the scribes of the Middle Ages in their attempt to record these names in writing. Spelling variations of the name Colman dating from that time include Colman, Coleman, O'Colman, MacColeman, McColeman, 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 312 words (22 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is 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)



More information is included under the topic Early Colman Notables 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



A massive wave of Irish immigrants hit North America during the 19th century. Although many early Irish immigrants made a carefully planned decision to leave left Ireland for the promise of free land, by the 1840s immigrants were fleeing a famine stricken land in desperation. The condition of Ireland during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s can be attributed to a rapidly expanding population and English imperial policies. Those Irish families that arrived in North America were essential to its rapid social, industrial, and economic development. Passenger and immigration lists have revealed a number of early Irish immigrants bearing the name Colman:

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 [1]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
  • Grace Mary Colman (1892-1971), British politician
  • Fraser MacDonald Colman QSO (1925-2008), New Zealand politician of the Labour Party
  • Richard Colman, Paralympic athlete from Australia
  • ... (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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  1. ^ 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. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  2. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  5. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  8. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  9. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  10. 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 Co., 1992. Print.
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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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