The Coella surname comes from the Galician word "coello," meaning "rabbit," from the Latin "cuniculus." As such, it may have originally been a nickname
for someone thought to resemble a rabbit in some way.
Early Origins of the Coella family
The surname Coella was first found in Castile
, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Coella family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coella research.Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1139, 1390, 1406, 1460, 1502, 1531, 1588, 1611, 1652, 1642, 1693, 1661, 1700, 1614 and 1664 are included under the topic Early Coella History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Coella Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Coello, Coella, de Coello, Coellos and others.
Early Notables of the Coella family (pre 1700)
Notable bearers of the family name Coella Nicolau Coelho (c.1460-1502), an expert Portuguese navigator and explorer during the age of discovery; Alonso Sánchez Coello (circa 1531-1588), Spanish Renaissance
portrait painter; Antonio Coello (1611-1652), Spanish dramatist and poet, a member of the household of... Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coella Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Coella family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Pero Cuello, who sailed to America in 1513; Leonor Coella, who arrived in Cuba in 1540; Antonio Coello, who arrived in Peru in 1592; Francisco Coello, who came to Peru in 1592.