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COLEMAN - Name Meaning & Origin
Last Name Meaning & Related Resources for the Surname COLEMAN

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Definition: 1) An occupational name, a coleman was a man who gathered charcoal (from Old English "col," coal and "mann," man) or, sometimes, a name for the personal servant of a man named Cole. 2) A patronymic name from the Old Irish given name Colman, from Columbun (from Latin columba, meaning "dove").

Surname Origin: English, Scottish

Alternate Surname Spellings: COLMAN

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COLEMAN Surname Mailing List
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Surname Finder - COLEMAN Genealogy & Family Resources
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Cousin Connect - COLEMAN Genealogy Queries
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DistantCousin.com - COLEMAN Genealogy & Family History
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Centralized search results for family trees and other genealogy info on the COLEMAN surname.

References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Collins Celtic (Pocket edition), 1998.

Fucilla, Joseph. Our Italian Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2003.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Great Britain: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Reaney, P.H. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.

 

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