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Name Coles
Type Surname (from nickname)
Other Forms FormsKohls
Edit Status Statusnot set

Meaning & History

English: from a Middle English pet form of NICHOLAS.
English: from a Middle English personal name derived from the Old English byname COLA (from col ‘(char)coal’, presumably denoting someone of swarthy appearance), or the Old Norse cognate Koli.
Scottish and Irish: when not of English origin, this is a reduced and altered form of MCCOOL. In some cases, particularly in New England, COLE is a translation of the French surname CHARBONNEAU. Probably an Americanized spelling of German KOHL.
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