Kelman Family History
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Kelman Name Meaning
Scottish: according to Black, a habitational name from a place in Aberdeenshire named Kelman. English: occupational name for a maker of caps or cauls, from Middle English kelle + man. English: perhaps an occupational name for a bargeman, from Middle English kele ‘ship’, ‘barge’. Compare Keeler. Americanized spelling of German Kellman. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the male personal name Kelman, a variant of Kalman.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press