Kolman Family History
Kolman Name Meaning
Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Kalman or Kohlmann . Slovenian Croatian Czech Slovak and Polish: from the old personal name Kolman which is derived from German Koloman (see 3 below) and from its Hungarian form Kálmán (see Kalman ) from the name of Saint Columban an Irish pilgrim who was on his way to the Holy Land when he was hanged by a mob in Austria in 1012; in Austria and in neighboring countries his cult overshadowed the cult of his more famous Irish namesake the missionary Saint Columban (see Coleman ). In North America this surname may also be a shortened form of Slovenian patronymics Kolmančič and Kolmanič and Croatian Kolmanić. Americanized form of Austrian German Kolmann: altered form of the medieval personal name Koloman which is a Germanized form of the name of Saint Columban an 11th-century Christian saint (see 2 above). See also Kohlmann . Czech and Polish: from German Kohlmann . Dutch: from a pet form of Kool . Compare Colman .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022