Coleman Family History & Genealogy

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Coleman Last Name History & Origin

Updated Aug 17, 2020


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Name Origin

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Nationality & Ethnicity

Irish, English, Scottish

Famous People named Coleman

Gary Coleman

Early Colemans

These are the earliest records we have of the Coleman family.

1284 - Unknown
1622 - 1691
1630 - Jan 1, 1654
1637 - 1689
1750 - Unknown
1782 - Unknown
1704 - Sep 21, 1769
1640 - Jul 20, 1676
1793 - 1866

Coleman Family Tree

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Sample of 20 Coleman Biographies

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Aug 18, 1932 - Feb 25, 2002
Feb 4, 1891 - October 1969
Mar 10, 1953 - Sep 15, 2006
Nov 27, 1907 - November 1991
Jul 15, 1884 - September 1986
Oct 12, 1945 - January 1978
Apr 17, 1957 - Oct 28, 2007
Mar 10, 1928 - May 12, 1999
May 24, 1927 - Sep 15, 1999
Apr 4, 1894 - Nov 15, 1970
Jun 23, 1891 - December 1981
Dec 14, 1884 - March 1963
Aug 2, 1916 - June 1972
Aug 12, 1905 - January 1978
c. 1916 - Unknown
c. 1964 - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
c. 1923 - Unknown

Coleman Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Coleman family member is 68.4 years old according to our database of 79,310 people with the last name Coleman that have a birth and death date listed.

Life Expectancy

68.4 years

Oldest Colemans

These are the longest-lived members of the Coleman family on AncientFaces.

Mar 13, 1851 - November 1973
122 years
Dec 25, 1878 - May 15, 1998
119 years
Sep 10, 1872 - December 1989
117 years
Dec 27, 1874 - Nov 15, 1989
114 years
May 10, 1866 - December 1977
111 years
May 27, 1890 - Oct 18, 1998
108 years
Mar 1, 1873 - June 1981
108 years
Nov 13, 1893 - Jan 19, 2002
108 years
Feb 25, 1902 - Jan 3, 2010
107 years
Jan 15, 1888 - May 8, 1995
107 years

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April Billington
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My name is April. I believe this the Kelvie Coleman that is my grandfather. If anyone has any information it would be appreciated. I don't know much on my families history. My mother is Rita Coleman. She was born in Jan of 1951.
Dec 02, 2014 · Reply
Becki Jenkins
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I have been doing some family history research and have found stories that Christopher Layton worked on the farm of Prime Coleman. It is said that he worked for the Coleman family and when the family came to U.S. they helped Christopher come also. It is said that he cooked for them on the journey. There is a story about Grandpa Coleman giving Christopher a teasing jest about making potatoes and a pie. Well, Chriptopher did make potatoes and a pie but it was one dish and everyone loved it and wanted to know how it was made. It became the "Chris recipe". My ansestors joined the church at about the same time as Christopher. In the Layton history it said he was fired after joining the church. Did he go to work for my Grandpa after that. And did my Grandfather help Layton come to the U.S. My Grandfather was very wealthy in England and I hope he did help. I think He did, but does anyone now more about this story?
Oct 10, 2007 · Reply
Shirley Wells
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William Coleman was born in 1801-2 in Tennessee and died after 1888 in Red River Parish, Louisiana. He married Sarah Ogden, daughter of Daniel Ogden and Mary Sapp in Tattnall Co., Georgia ca 1826. The family lived in Alabama and a short time in Mississippi, before settling in Bienville Parish, LA. Sarah was born in 1806 in Tattnall Co., GA.

Their children were James Jackson, Nancy E., Sirena A., William A., Greenberry, Sarah Ardilla, Amanda, John H. and Eugenia (my g-gm). They were born in Alabama; Eugenia was born in Miss. After Sarah's death, William remarried, left Bienville Parish and went to Red River Parish.
Nov 09, 2003 · Reply
Colemnan Seward
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My ancestor "Judy", a Native American, was purchased from William Peters of SC, by Francis Coleman of Dinwiddie County, VA. in ca 1714. Francis Coleman paid William Peters 25 schillings for Judy, who was ca 14 yeas old at the time. Francis brought Judy back to VA where she, soon therafter, began a family of which I am a descendant. In 1705 the state of VA passed a law that prohibited the enslavement of Native Americans. Shortly after the passage of this law, Judy's descendants began suing the state to recover their freedom. Nanny, one of Judy's descendants, was one of the first to recover her freedom in 1777, followed by a long list of other descendants of Judy. One of the more famous of the Coleman suits was that of "Cate, a Pauper Vs George Atkin & John Wyche Guardian of the Simms Orphans." Cate recovered her freedom, largely on the testimony of old man Francis Coleman (White Master) and other white Coleman family members. The case was heard in the Brunswick County Court
of VA. Other Coleman suits were brought in the General Courts of Richmond, Petersburg, and Williamsburg, VA. The Coleman slaves were all successful in court based on the maternity line of Judy's Native American Ancestry. Just recently, on a visit to the Law Library of The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA, I found court documents referencing the orignal "Nanny" case of 1777. Thus, the Black Colemans of VA have been legally free since 1777.

Coleman R. Seward
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