William Francis Coffman

Brief Life History of William Francis

When William Francis Coffman was born on 17 November 1870, in Indiana, United States, his father, Elcannon Coffman, was 21 and his mother, Marietta Richman, was 21. He married Pearl May Runyan on 18 October 1898, in Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States for about 40 years. He died in 1933, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 63.

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William Francis Coffman
Pearl May Runyan
Marriage: 18 October 1898
Leota Belle Coffman
Velma Gertrude Coffman
Hazel Edith Coffman
Marcus E Coffman

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  • Willaim Coffman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Francis Coffman - Published information: birth-name: William Francis Coffman
  • William F Coffman, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"

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Name Meaning

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.

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

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