Thomas James Coffman

Male27 August 1978–27 September 1986

Brief Life History of Thomas James

Thomas James Coffman was born on 27 August 1978, in Fort Myers, Lee, Florida, United States. He died on 27 September 1986, in Cape Coral, Lee, Florida, United States, at the age of 8.

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    World Events (3)

    1979 · The Department of Education

    Age 1

    Department of Education was organized to guide the schools throughout the United States in what to teach and how to teach it. The Department also collects data on the schools to see where government focus needs to go.


    Age 2

    Lake Placid, New York, United States hosts Winter Olympic Games.

    1981 · Space Shuttle Columbia

    Age 3

    NASA launched their first space-rated orbiter on April 12, 1981. This historic ship, Space Shuttle Columbia, would go on to serve 27 missions over the course of 22 years. It would eventually disintegrate during re-entry on February 1, 2003, a tragic event that killed all seven crew members.

    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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