Coleman Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Coleman Family History

If you are conducting some Coleman family history research then you can view the Coleman coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Coleman surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The name Coleman in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic O'Colmain Sept, taken from a word meaning 'dove'. This Sept was based in County Sligo. Another Gaelic Sept who adopted Coleman as the anglicized version of their name was the O'Clumhain Sept of County Cork. Colman and Cluvane are variants.

A Sept or Clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors had a common surname and all inhabited the same lands.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Coleman Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
Crosses Often representing Faith or Christian beliefs, possibly relating to the Crusades
Mullet/Star of Five Points Denotes Virtue, Learning, and Piety.
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