Kirkman, Kerkman, Kyrkman, Kirckman, Kerman, Kirman
Histories and Origins
The Oxford Dictionary of English Surnames has this on our surname:
Kirkman, Kirman, Kerman: Robert Kirkeman 1230 [source Pipe Rolls, Yorkshire]; Roger le Kirkeman 1259 [source Cavalry Charters, Yorkshire].Old Norse kirkja and Middle English man. ‘Custodian of a church’.
See more on the KIRKMAN surname at the web site below.
I have details on a large amount of Kirkmans worldwide, including England (going back to the 15th century), Scotland, USA, Canada, Australia, & South Africa.
Submitted by: Tony Kirkman