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  • 1st wife of Thomas Coleman (c.1600 - bef.1638)
    Thomas Coleman married twice.He married an unknown wife and had four children by 1638.[1]He married second the widow Frances Wells before 1638, likely at Evesham, Worcestershire, England, where they bo...
  • Abial Folger (1736 - 1816)
    Folger’s diary, written between December 1806 and March 1811, has provided the most illuminating record of whaling activities in Milford to date. She often comments on the sailing or arrival of ships, ...
  • Abigail Swayze (1757 - 1843)
    Birth: Aug. 5, 1757 Death: Jun. 11, 1843 Ontario, CanadaBurial information source: Annuls of the Forty, Issues 1-8, Grimsby Historical Society, 1950, p.87. Family links: Spouse: Israel Swayze (1753 -...

About the Coleman surname


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.