Cool History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The ancestors of the Cool family were part of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. They lived in Coull, in Aberdeenshire. There is also another place so named, in the Highland Region, which may have independently given rise to this surname.

Early Origins of the Cool family

The surname Cool was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland in the parish of Coull.

"This place is supposed to have taken its name, which signifies a 'corner,' from its situation in the south-eastern extremity of the district of Cromar. " [1]

Coull Castle was an 13th-century castle to the south of Coull. Only traces of the castle can be found today.

Important Dates for the Cool family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cool research. Another 106 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1219 and 1567 are included under the topic Early Cool History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cool Spelling Variations

Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations of the name Cool include Coull, Coul, Cowill, Cowell, Cull, Cowles, Cowl, Cowle and many more.

Early Notables of the Cool family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Cool Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cool migration to the United States

The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Cool:

Cool Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jacob Barentsen Cool, who arrived in New York in 1660 [2]
  • Theunis Bastiaensen Cool, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1663 [2]
Cool Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Ulrich Cool, aged 30, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 [2]
Cool Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry Cool, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848 [2]
  • Peter Cool, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1868 [2]
Cool Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • George Cool, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1901 [2]

Cool migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cool Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Benjamin Cool, who landed in Canada in 1828

Contemporary Notables of the name Cool (post 1700)

  • David Cool (b. 1969), former American Arena Football League player
  • Julien Cool (b. 1947), Belgian football player
  • André H.P. Cool (1927-1991), Belgian socialist politician
  • Fabien 'The Cool' Cool (b. 1972), former French football goalkeeper
  • Phil Cool, English comedian, impressionist and musician
  • Cleo Cool Schneider, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1932 [3]

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Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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