The founding heritage of the Coltmen family is in the Anglo-Saxon
culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Coltmen comes from when one of the family worked as a horse breeder.
Early Origins of the Coltmen family
The surname Coltmen was first found in Lincolnshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Coltmen family
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Coltmen Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Coltmen has been spelled many different ways, including Coltman, Coultman and others.
Early Notables of the Coltmen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Coltmen family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Coltmens to arrive in North America: John Coltman of Wethersfield who came from Sutton Coldfield in Warwickshire
, he settled in Springfield Mass in 1644; Ann Coltman settled in Virginia in 1623.