Colman Family History

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Colman Name Meaning

Irish and English: variant of Coleman 1–4. Americanized spelling of German Kohlmann or Kollmann.

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

Similar surnames: Collman, Coleman, Dolman, Kolman, Polman, Cosman, Cowman, Zolman

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Colman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Colman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Colman. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


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Colman Family Origin

Where is the Colman family from?

Colman Family Occupations

What did your Colman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Colman family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Colman. The most common Colman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Colman's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Colman ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Colman Historical Records

What Colman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 104,000 census records available for the last name Colman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Colman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Colman. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Colman. For the veterans among your Colman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Colman Life Expectancy

What is the average Colman lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Colman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Colman in 1949 was 46, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Colman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Colman ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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