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The roots of the English name Coulman 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, Coulman 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.

Coulman Early Origins



The surname Coulman 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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Coulman Spelling Variations


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Coulman 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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Coulman Early History


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Coulman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coulman 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 Coulman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coulman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coulman 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 Coulman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coulman In Ireland


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Coulman In Ireland



Some of the Coulman 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 or some of its variants were: Thomas Coleman, who arrived in America from Marlborough in Wiltshire, England; Thomas Coleman settled in Newbury, and later Boston, Massachusetts. He was under contract, but not indentured to Sir Richard Saltonstall, to keep his cattle. He was "negligent and unfaithful," as the court ruled, but, strangely a year later in 1637.

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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)

Other References

  1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  11. ...

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