Olman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Olman family

The surname Olman was first found in Worcestershire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1275 when John Uleman held lands.

Early History of the Olman family

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Olman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ullman, Ullmann, Ulman, Ulmann, Ulghan, Ulgham, Ulghman, Olman, Ollman, Ollmann, Ollmon, Olmond and many more.

Early Notables of the Olman family (pre 1700)

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United States Olman migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Olman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Ann Olman, who landed in America in 1654-1679 [1]
  • Dennis Olman who went to Virginia in 1670
Olman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Olman, who arrived in New York, NY in 1822 at the age of 25

Canada Olman migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Olman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Jerry Olman went to New Brunswick, in 1847 at the age of 40

West Indies Olman migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [2]
Olman Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • Ann Olman who went to Barbados in 1655

Contemporary Notables of the name Olman (post 1700) +

  • Shirley B. Olman, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Democrats Abroad, 1984 [3]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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