The Coleman Family

Coleman family crest

(Crest No. 77. Plate 48.)

THE Coleman family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heber. The founder of the family was Eadrach, son of Bec, who was seventeenth in descent from Olliol Ollum, King of Munster, A. D. 177. The ancient name was Colma and signifies “Hardness.” The possessions of the clan were located in the present Counties of Cork and Armagh.

There are many of the name in Ireland and the United States. In the latter country may be mentioned Commissioner James S. Coleman and his brother, Mr. Michael S. Coleman, the well-known contractor of New York.