When Melvin Louis Coleman was born on 12 February 1909, in Nebraska, United States, his father, Robert Clare Coleman, was 29 and his mother, Florence Trimmer, was 34. He married Marion L. DeLong in 1942, in Clark, Washington, United States. He lived in United States in 1949 and Gladstone, Clackamas, Oregon, United States in 1950. He died on 6 September 1990, in Clackamas, Oregon, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.
Irish and English: from the Middle English personal name Col(e)man, Old Irish Colmán, earlier Columbán, adopted as Old Norse Kalman. It was introduced into Cumbria, Westmorland, and Yorkshire by Norwegians from Ireland and probably spread widely across England. Ó Colmáin (‘descendant of Colmán’) was the name of an Irish missionary to Europe, also known as Saint Columban(us) (c. 540–615), who founded the monastery of Bobbio in northern Italy in 614. Columbanus is formally a derivative of the Latin for ‘dove’, seen in the name of the 6th-century missionary known in English as Saint Columba (521–597), who converted the Picts to Christianity. This surname is also very common among African Americans.
Irish: from Mac Colmáin or Ó Colmáin ‘son (or descendant) of Colmán’.
Americanized form of Jewish (Ashkenazic) Kalman or Kolman .
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