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The ancient and distinguished surname Kole is of German origin. The name is derived from the Alemmanic word "Kohler," meaning "charcoal burner," and was most likely originally borne by a practitioner of this occupation.

Kole Early Origins



The surname Kole was first found in Saxony, where the family rose to prominence early in the mediaeval era. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of what would become the German nation.

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Kole Spelling Variations


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Kole Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kohler, Koehler, Koler, Kolar, Koller, Kollar, Koeler, Koelar, Koelle, Koeller, Koellar, Koellner, Koelner, Coler, Cohler, Coeler and many more.

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Kole Early History


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Kole Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kole research. Another 237 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1569, 1719, 1602, 1658 and 1719 are included under the topic Early Kole History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kole Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kole Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kole Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kole Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Paul Kole, who arrived in New Jersey in 1730

Kole Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Neeltje Kole, who landed in New York in 1849
  • Heiltje Kole, aged 30, arrived in New York in 1849
  • Marinus Kole, aged 22, landed in New York in 1849
  • Michiel Kole, aged 10, arrived in New York, NY in 1856
  • Janna Kole, aged 11, landed in New York, NY in 1856
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kole (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kole (post 1700)



  • John Kole, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Kalamazoo County 1st District, 1946
  • Jerome C. Kole, American politician, Candidate in primary for Circuit Judge in Michigan 42nd Circuit, 1966
  • Abe Kole, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1944

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Kole Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    3. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    10. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kole Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kole Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 November 2015 at 11:58.

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