English, Gaelic
Working with coal
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The name Coleman can have two origins. One version says that it is derived from the Old English “col”, meaning 'coal', and “mann”, meaning 'man', denoting a person who works with coal. Another version says that it is derived from the Old Irish name Colman which itself means 'dove'.

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