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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 Goleman 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."

Goleman Early Origins



The surname Goleman 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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Goleman Spelling Variations


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Goleman Spelling Variations



In the Middle Ages many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Goleman family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Colman, Coleman, O'Colman, MacColeman, McColeman, Coalman, Coulman, Colemen, Colmen, Coalmen, Colmin, Colmen, Coulmen, Coulmin, Colemin and many more.

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Goleman Early History


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Goleman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goleman research. Another 312 words (22 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Goleman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Goleman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Goleman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Goleman 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



Ireland saw an enormous decrease in its population in the 19th century due to immigration and death. This pattern of immigration began slowly in the late 18th century and gradually grew throughout the early portion of the 19th century. However, a dramatic increase in the country's immigration numbers occurred when the Great Potato Famine struck in the 1840s. The early immigrants to North America were primarily destined to be farmers tending to their own plot of land, those that came later initially settled within pre-established urban centers. These urban immigrants provided the cheap labor that the fast developing United States and soon to be Canada required. Regardless of their new lifestyle in North America, the Irish immigrants to the United States and Canada made invaluable contributions to their newly adopted societies. An investigation of immigrant and passenger lists revealed many Golemans: 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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Contemporary Notables of the name Goleman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Goleman (post 1700)



  • Daniel Jay Goleman (b. 1946), American author, psychologist, and science journalist, former writer for The New York Times
  • Barbara Ann Goleman, American secondary-school teacher of English literature in Florida, winner of the National Teacher of the Year Award in 1969

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See Also


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    Other References

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    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Goleman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Goleman 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 29 January 2013 at 09:36.

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