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The origins of the proud surname Kohlman can be traced to the historic kingdom of Bohemia, which is now part of Czechoslovakia. In the Middle Ages, Bohemia was a part of the Holy Roman Empire, which was characterized by the Feudal System. Before this era, people were known only by a single name. However, as the population increased and travelers set out on their journeys, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves. Many people, such as the Kohlman family, adopted the name of their feudal occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The Kohlman name derives from the Old German word "cholo," which meant "cabbage;" the surname was an occupational name for a person who grew or sold cabbages.

Kohlman Early Origins



The surname Kohlman was first found in Bohemia, where the family became noted for its many branches within the region, many houses acquiring a status and influence which rivaled that of the landed aristocracy. In their later history some branches were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they distinguished themselves through their contributions to the social, political, and economic developments of the nation. The literal meaning of this name is "cabbage" and thus "cabbage farmer," and is to be differentiated from the name Kohler or Koehler, which means "coal miner."

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Kohlman Spelling Variations


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Kohlman Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kohl, Kohle, Koehl (Swabia), Koel, Kol, Koehll, Koehle, Khole and many more.

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Kohlman Early History


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Kohlman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kohlman research. Another 435 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1548, 1594, 1598, 1777, and 1816 are included under the topic Early Kohlman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kohlman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kohlman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kohlman 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kohlman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • J Adam Kohlman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Jacob Kohlman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1775
  • Johann Philip Kohlman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1775

Kohlman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John H Kohlman, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1837
  • Babetta Kohlman, aged 26, arrived in New York, NY in 1848
  • Frederick Kohlman, who landed in Mississippi in 1860
  • Joseph Bernard Kohlman, who arrived in Mississippi in 1887

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kohlman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kohlman (post 1700)



  • Joseph James "Blackie" Kohlman (1913-1974), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Freddie Kohlman (1918-1990), American jazz drummer, vocalist, and bandleader
  • Lynn Eleanor Kohlman (1946-2008), American fashion model, photographer and author
  • Churchill Kohlman (1906-1983), African-American songwriter
  • Jim Kohlman, American Republican politician, Candidate for Florida State House of Representatives 98th District, 1978

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    3. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    4. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    5. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    7. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    8. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    9. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Kohlman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kohlman 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 9 November 2015 at 11:58.

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