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Coole History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The forbears of the name Coole are thought to be of the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. The name indicates that the first bearer lived in Cullen in the Hebrides.

Early Origins of the Coole family


The surname Coole was first found in the Hebrides (Gaelic: Na h-Eileanan Siar), in the present day Council Area of Western Isles, a region controlled by the Norwegians prior to the Treaty of Perth in 1266, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Coole family


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Coole Spelling Variations


Medieval spelling was at best an intuitive process, and translation between Gaelic and English was no more effective. These factors caused an enormous number of spelling variations in Dalriadan names. In fact, it was not uncommon to see a father and son who spelled their name differently. Over the years, Coole has been spelled Cull, Coll, Coole, Cula, Codolf and others.

Early Notables of the Coole family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Coole family to Ireland


Some of the Coole family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 148 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Coole family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Coole Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Coole, aged 26, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • Louisa Coole, aged 21, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863

Contemporary Notables of the name Coole (post 1700)


  • Lisa Ann Coole (1975-1998), American gold, silver and bronze medalist swimmer killed in an automobile accident on May 16, 1998, NCAA Woman of the Year Award for 1997
  • Diana Hilary Coole (b. 1952), British Professor of Political and Social Theory in the School of Politics and Sociology, Birkbeck, University of London

The Coole Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Per mare per terras
Motto Translation: By sea and by land.


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