Walter Coleman

1839–
Milton, Kent, England

The Life of Walter

When Walter Coleman was born in 1839, in Milton, Kent, England, his father, Edward Coleman, was 34 and his mother, Amelia Wakefield, was 30. He married Amelia Elizabeth Hoare on 26 December 1858, in Milton Regis, Kent, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Walter Coleman
1839–
Amelia Elizabeth Hoare
1838–1871
Marriage: 26 December 1858
Amelia Sarah Coleman
1859–
Walter George Coleman
1865–
Alice Edith Coleman
1867–
Clara Elizabeth Coleman
1869–

Spouse and Children

    Male1839–Male

    Amelia Elizabeth Hoare

    Female1838–1871Female

MARRIAGE
26 December 1858
Milton Regis, Kent, England, United Kingdom
children

(4)

    Amelia Sarah Coleman

    Female1859–Female

    Walter George Coleman

    Male1865–Male

    Alice Edith Coleman

    Female1867–Female

    Clara Elizabeth Coleman

    Female1869–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Edward Coleman

    Male1805–1878Male

    Female1809–1891Female

siblings

(11)

    Amelia Ann COLEMAN

    Female1830–Female

    Edward Coleman

    Male1832–Male

    Male1834–1909Male

    George Coleman

    Male1837–1840Male

    Male1839–Male

+6 More Children

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Walter Coleman in entry for Alfred Charles Baker and Alice Edith Coleman, "England, Kent, Canterbury Parish Registers, 1538-1986"
  • Walter Coleman, "England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911"
  • Walter Coleman, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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