Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Cockales was a name used for a person with a dark complexion. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English word col, which meant dark.
Early Origins of the Cockales family
Yorkshire where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Cockales family
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Cockales Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Cockales include Coles, Coals and others.
Early Notables of the Cockales family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cockales family to Ireland
Some of the Cockales family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cockales family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Cockales were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Robert Coles who settled in Warwick, coming with Winthrop's fleet to Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1630. He was made a freeman in 1631. He was one of the original purchasers of Warwick, and the Providence Plantations in Rhode Island..
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