Type Surname (from location)
Usage English (British, Rare)
Pronounced Pron. ch-o:-l-s(British English) [key]
Other Forms FormsCharles, Scholes
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The surname Choules is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a variant of Scholes, itself "a topographical name for someone who lived in a rough hut or shed", from the Northern Middle English 'scale, schole'. It may also be a habitational name from one of the various places named with this word, for example Scholes in Yorkshire, or Scales in Lancashire and Cumberland.