I am researching the familyname SAMAN also SAMMAN,ZAMAN,SAMAAN?. This name occurs around 1300 in Flanders (Belgium). It was a very important family. They had relations with the family of Baldwin of Flanders and others knights who where in the crusades.
There is a little village SAMAN in the South of France near Toulouse. I have reason to believe that this name came from the Middle East!
Every information of the origin of the Saman family is most welcome!