Meaning and Origin of: Colman

Family name origins & meanings

  • Irish and English : variant of Coleman 1–4.
  • Americanized spelling of German Kohlmann or Kollmann.
  • William Colman migrated from London, England, to Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1671 aboard the ship Arabella. His sons, Benjamin and John, were active in Boston town affairs, with Benjamin as a minister of the Brattle Street Church, and John a selectman.