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Where Does My Surname Come From? And Mean? My Surname Is Coatman.

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There are many, many websites online that will tell you what a surname means. A simple google search will bring up over 10,300 hits for the words "surname Coatman" but after a bit of reasarch this is what I found.

The surname can be derived from the Olde English pre 6th Century "Cot" meaning a "Cottage" and "Mann" - a worker or servant. The name is medieval locational and job descriptive for " a Farm Worker," and is also found as "Cotar." The name is first recorded as Ulkillus Cot-Manus in 1183, Durham but this is not strictly speaking a surname recording but a locational personal name. The true development as the surname is Cotman (1208, Sussex) and William Coteman, who is recorded in the Hundred Rolls of Norfolk in the 1275, and in the reign of King Edward I, (1272 - 1307) The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William Coteman. Which was dated 1206, in the "The Pipe Rolls of Sussex." During the reign of King John, known as "Lackland", 1199 - 1216. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling. Overall the name originated from places like Staffordshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset and Lincolnshire in England.

By the time of the great migration the shores of New England bechoned and many English families felt that it was time for change as the social climate of England was opressive and lacked opportunity and change. While thousands of people left England a great portion of those who did leave did not make it because of the crowded ships that carried disease. A great portion arrived sick, starving or without any money. The survivors, however, were often given more opportunities than they would have been given in England. These English settlers made huge contributions to those colonies that would form the United States of America and Canada.
An examination of early immigration records reveal that people bearing the surname Coatman arrived in North America very early. John Coatman of Wethersfield who came to Sutton Coldfield in Warwickshire, he settled in Springfield Mass in 1644; Ann Coatman Settled in Virginia in 1623.
Much more information of coats of arms, history of surnames and the story of your family can be found online. However, this usually cost a reasonable amount of money because of the level of research that the people go into for each, and every surname.

Sources: www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Coatman#ixzz1KTFnWVXg
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The surname Coatman is a locational name. It has been derived from old English word called Cote which means Cottage or shelter. It was also used for a person who lived in a humble dwelling. The name has originated from places like Staffordshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset and Lincolnshire in England.
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The surnames Kreer and Chapman.   Where do they come from.   Kreer was also called Karrer at one point I think.

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