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Subject: Re: surname Calmon
Author: Abdy ;—)   (guest)
Date: November 10, 2004 at 3:07:17 AM
Reply to: surname Calmon by James Christopher Colombo
My first stupid idea was "Co(a)lman". So I was happy to find (Oxford Dictionary of Surnames, 1997):

Calman, Calmon > from Old Irish Colmán

But at second glance, of course, my little idea melted away like this snow this morning. I don't know much about Old Irish, but I understand it's a Celtic language, so there must be someone around …

Andy :—)
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