The name Cooales is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was a name for someone who was 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 Cooales family
The surname Cooales was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Cooales family
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Cooales Spelling Variations
Cooales has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Cooales have been found, including Coles, Coals and others.
Early Notables of the Cooales family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cooales family to Ireland
Some of the Cooales 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 Cooales family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Cooaless to arrive on North American shores: 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..