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Colman Family History

Colman Name Meaning

Irish (Mayo and Sligo) and English: variant of Coleman . Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Kohlmann or Kollmann . Americanized form of Jewish (Ashkenazic) Kalman or Kolman . Americanized form of Slovenian Croatian Czech Slovak and Polish Kolman . Compare Coleman . Dutch: variant of Kolman .

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


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

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Where is the Colman family from?

You can see how Colman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Colman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Colman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 531 Colman families living in Norfolk. This was about 18% of all the recorded Colman's in United Kingdom. Norfolk had the highest population of Colman families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Colman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Colman ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Colman. 10% of Colman men worked as a General Labourer and 68% of Colman women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Colman were Horseman On Farm and Private Means. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
    10%
  • Farm Labourer
    6%
  • Builders Labourer
    6%
  • Horseman On Farm
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    68%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Private Means
    3%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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

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Draft Cards

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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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.

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