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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Swedish (also Öman) : ornamental name from Swedish ö ‘island’ + man ‘man’, in some cases adopted as a topographic name by someone who lived on an island.
  • Scottish and English : variant of Hammond.
  • Slovenian : topographic name from oman, the name of a plant (in English known as elecampane or meadow fleabane; Latin genus name Inula).
  • Slovenian : perhaps a medieval status name from a Slovenian spelling of German Bavarian Amtmann ‘official’ (see Ammann). Compare Aman, Amon.

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