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Kolman Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Kalman or Kohlmann . Slovenian Croatian Czech Slovak and Polish: from the old personal name Kolman which is derived from German Koloman (see 3 below) and from its Hungarian form Kálmán (see Kalman ) from the name of Saint Columban an Irish pilgrim who was on his way to the Holy Land when he was hanged by a mob in Austria in 1012; in Austria and in neighboring countries his cult overshadowed the cult of his more famous Irish namesake the missionary Saint Columban (see Coleman ). In North America this surname may also be a shortened form of Slovenian patronymics Kolmančič and Kolmanič and Croatian Kolmanić. Americanized form of Austrian German Kolmann: altered form of the medieval personal name Koloman which is a Germanized form of the name of Saint Columban an 11th-century Christian saint (see 2 above). See also Kohlmann . Czech and Polish: from German Kohlmann . Dutch: from a pet form of Kool . Compare Colman .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Kosman, Kalman, Kelman, Polman, Kilman, Colman, Olman, Kolkman

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You can see how Kolman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kolman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Kolman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 40 Kolman families living in Wisconsin. This was about 33% of all the recorded Kolman's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Kolman families in 1880.
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What did your Kolman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kolman. 14% of Kolman men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Kolman women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kolman were Machinist and Machine Operator. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    14%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Machinist
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    11%
  • Maid
    11%
  • Nurse
    8%
  • Machine Operator
    8%
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kolman. 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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There are 764 military records available for the last name Kolman. For the veterans among your Kolman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kolman lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Kolman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kolman in 1948 was 52, and 78 in 2004.

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