Tasman was primarily a surname. The meaning of Tasman is ‘people from Tasmania’. It was often referred to as the Tasman families, by the Dutch people. It was later used typically as a boy's name. A notable person was Abel Tasman. He was a Dutch explorer and seafarer. The Tasman Sea is located in the South Pacific Ocean and is known as the marginal sea. Abel Tasman was honored with names given to several places. Some of these are the Tasman Sea, Tasmania (Australian Island), and Abel Tasman National Park in New Zealand. Other famous people with this name are Australian cinematographer Tasman George Higgins, Australian singer and rapper Tasman Keith, and New Zealand geologist and chemist Tasman Joseph McKee, OBE.