Hannah Coleman

1639–1674 (Age 35)
Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Hannah

Hannah Coleman was born in 1639, in Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. She married Israel Gaunt about 1660, in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died in 1674, in Newport, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, at the age of 35.

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Family Time Line

Israel Gaunt
1644–1698
Hannah Coleman
1639–1674
Marriage: about 1660
Gaunt
1663–
Gaunt
1665–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1660
Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
children

(2)

    Gaunt

    Male1663–Male

    Gaunt

    Female1665–Female

Name Meaning

1 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.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Clumháin ‘descendant of Clumhán’, a personal name from the diminutive of clúmh ‘down’, ‘feathers’.3 English: occupational name for a burner of charcoal or a gatherer of coal, Middle English coleman, from Old English col ‘(char)coal’ + mann ‘man’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Hannah Coleman in entry for Israel Gant, "Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Hannah -

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