The origins of the Anglo-Saxon
name Cooals come from its first bearer, 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 Cooals family
The surname Cooals was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Cooals family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cooals research.Another 85 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1608, 1688, 1616, 1697, 1659 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Cooals History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cooals Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Cooals has been spelled many different ways, including Coles, Coals and others.
Early Notables of the Cooals family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cooals family to Ireland
Some of the Cooals 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 Cooals family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Cooalss to arrive in North America: 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..