Cooley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Irish names tend to vary widely in their spelling and overall form. The original Gaelic form of the name Cooley is Mac Giolla Chuille. Cuille has been suggested to be an abbreviation of Mochuille, the name of a saint. However, other origins also exist for this name.

Early Origins of the Cooley family

The surname Cooley was first found in Ulster (Irish: Ulaidh), where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Early History of the Cooley family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cooley research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1618, 1667, 1743, and 1809 are included under the topic Early Cooley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cooley Spelling Variations

Over the years, Cooley has been written It appears under these variations because medieval scribes spelled names according to sound rather than by any over-arching set of rules. Cooley, Cooling, Cowley, Cully, Colly, McCooley, Coaley, Coolyng, Couley, Colley, McCowley, Cooleng, McCoolay, Coolay, Collay, Cullay, Cowleigh, Culleigh and many more.

Early Notables of the Cooley family (pre 1700)

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United States Cooley migration to the United States +

When these Boernician-Scottish settlers arrived in North America they brought little with them and often had restart their lives from scratch. Through time, much of their heritage was lost, and it is only this century through Clan societies and highland games that many have recovered their national heritage. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Cooley family to immigrate North America:

Cooley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Samuel Cooley, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1631 [1]
  • William Cooley, being a mariner of New London in 1634
  • John Cooley settled at Salem, Massachusetts, in the year 1638
  • Benjamin Cooley, who arrived in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1646 [1]
  • Peter Cooley was a freeman of Fairfield, Connecticut, in 1664
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Cooley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Cooley, who settled in Maryland in 1774
  • Peter Cooley, who settled in Virginia in 1774
Cooley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • M Cooley, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • Adam, Charles, Elizabeth, John B., Joseph and Thomas Cooley, all, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1773 and 1856
  • Edward Cooley, who landed in Colorado in 1885 [1]
  • Annie Cooley, aged 19, who arrived in America from Ireland, in 1892
Cooley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Annie Cooley, aged 22, who arrived in America from Liverpool, in 1900
  • Catherine Cooley, aged 4, who arrived in America from Liverpool, in 1904
  • Frank L. Cooley, aged 32, who arrived in America, in 1905
  • Carrie M. Cooley, aged 18, who arrived in America, in 1908
  • Arthur J. Cooley, aged 35, who arrived in America, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Cooley migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cooley Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Preserved Cooley U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [2]
Cooley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • John Cooley, who landed in Canada in 1830
  • Hugh Cooley, who arrived in Canada in 1831
  • Peter Cooley, who arrived in Canada in 1836
  • Martin Cooley, who settled in Canada in 1839
  • Mr. Bryan Cooley, aged 12 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Wolfville" departing 25th April 1847 from Sligo, Ireland; the ship arrived on 10th June 1847 but he died on board [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Cooley migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Cooley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Cooley, (b. 1846), aged 28, Scottish painter, from Lanark travelling from Greenock aboard the ship "Nelson" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 31st December 1874 [4]
  • Mrs. Margaret Cooley, (b. 1848), aged 26, Scottish settler, from Lanark travelling from Greenock aboard the ship "Nelson" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 31st December 1874 [4]
  • Mr. James Cooley, (b. 1869), aged 5, Scottish settler, from Lanark travelling from Greenock aboard the ship "Nelson" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 31st December 1874 [4]
  • Mr. John Cooley, (b. 1873), aged 1, Scottish settler, from Lanark travelling from Greenock aboard the ship "Nelson" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 31st December 1874 [4]
  • James Cooley, aged 39, a labourer, who arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Cooley (post 1700) +

  • Edward James "Eddie" Cooley (1933-2020), American R&B singer and songwriter, co-writer of "Fever"
  • Denton Arthur Cooley (1920-2016), pioneering American heart surgeon, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Alex Cooley (1941-2015), American music promoter, known for the Atlanta International Pop Festival and Music Midtown
  • Campbell Cooley (b. 1966), American actor and voice artist, known for his work on the Power Rangers
  • Hallam Cooley (1895-1971), American actor of the silent era who appeared in 106 films between 1913 and 1936
  • Ed Cooley (b. 1969), American college basketball coach
  • Wester Shadric "Wes" Cooley (b. 1932), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Oregon (1995-1997)
  • William Cooley (1783-1863), early American settler, and a regional leader, in what is now known as Broward County; his family was killed by Seminoles in 1836, during the Second Seminole War
  • Duff Gordon "Sir Richard" Cooley (1873-1937), American Major League Baseball outfielder who played from 1893 to 1905
  • James William Cooley (b. 1926), American mathematician, awarded a fellowship of IEEE for his work
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


Suggested Readings for the name Cooley +

  • 960 "My Cooley-Walters Ancestry from Fairchance, Pennsylvania, and Surrounding Areas" by Kathryn Mercedes Cooley Miller.

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 70)
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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