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Coleman Name Meaning
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Colmáin ‘descendant of Colmán’. This was the name of an Irish missionary to Europe, generally known as St. Columban (c.540–615), who founded the monastery of Bobbio in northern Italy in 614. With his companion St. Gall, he enjoyed a considerable cult throughout central Europe, so that forms of his name were adopted as personal names in Italian (Columbano), French (Colombain), Czech (Kollman), and Hungarian (Kálmán). From all of these surnames are derived. In Irish and English, the name of this saint is identical with diminutives of the name of the 6th-century missionary known in English as St. Columba (521–97), who converted the Picts to Christianity, and who was known in Scandinavian languages as Kalman.Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Clumháin ‘descendant of Clumhán’, a personal name from the diminutive of clúmh ‘down’, ‘feathers’.English: occupational name for a burner of charcoal or a gatherer of coal, Middle English coleman, from Old English col ‘(char)coal’ + mann ‘man’.English: occupational name for the servant of a man named Cole.Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized form of Kalman.Americanized form of German Kohlmann or Kuhlmann.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Coleman Families

  • Number of Coleman families
     852 - 1,702
     285 - 851
     1 - 284
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Coleman families
     1,539 - 3,075
     514 - 1,538
     1 - 513
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Coleman families
     70 - 138
     24 - 69
     1 - 23
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Coleman Family Origin

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Coleman Family Occupations

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