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The COLMAN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 4,028 7609 0.001 15
United States (1880 census) 4,405 1412 0.009 88
Change since 1880 -377 -6197 -0.008 -73
Other Countries
Australia 723 2236 0.004 44
United Kingdom 2,705 2298 0.006 59
Top States for COLMAN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 550 6087 0.002 16
New York 353 6575 0.002 19
Florida 303 7574 0.002 19
Massachusetts 246 4139 0.004 39
Illinois 231 6718 0.002 19
Top States for COLMAN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New Hampshire 72 2994 0.006 58
Vermont 25 4391 0.004 41
Massachusetts 246 4139 0.004 39
Montana 32 5219 0.004 35
Maine 35 5562 0.003 27


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called COLMAN live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called COLMAN represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called COLMAN in California than any other state, but you are more likely to find a COLMAN by picking someone at random in New Hampshire than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of COLMAN

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From given name or forename

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the COLMAN surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the COLMAN surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of COLMAN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 957 23.76
White (Hispanic) 214 5.31
Mixed Race 69 1.71
Asian/Pacific 24 0.6
Native American/Alaskan 20 0.5
White (Caucasian) 2,744 68.12

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the COLMAN surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of COLMAN in historical publications

COLEINIAN. COLMAN. An ancient A-Sax. personal name mentioned by Bede. Coleman and Coleraannus in Domesd. Proliably derived from the occupation of charcoal burning, and synonymous with Collier.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to COLMAN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as COLMAN.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for COLMAN

The following words are slight variants of COLMAN that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.