When Samuel Peyton Coffman was born on 9 December 1824, in Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States, his father, John Franklin Coffman, was 25 and his mother, Frances Hayden, was 18. He married Martha Jane Deaver on 4 January 1849. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Magisterial District 2 Lee, Jessamine, Kentucky, United States in 1900 and Magisterial District 1, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States in 1900. He died on 12 February 1908, in Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Lynn City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States.
Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Kaufmann or of its variants Kaufman , Koffmann (see Koffman ), Kofmann, and Kofman .
Americanized form of Dutch Kofman or of its cognate Koffeman, the second form characteristic of the former island of Urk.
History: As a name of Swiss German origin, originally spelled Kaufmann (see 1 above), the surname Coffman is also found among the American Mennonites; the change of their already Americanized name Kauffman to Coffman occured in Page County, VA, in the 18th century.
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