Cole (name)

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Cole
Origin
Region of origin England
Meaning "swarthy, coal-black, charcoal" or an abbreviation of "Nicholas"
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Cole /kl/ is a surname of English origin, and is much less frequently a given name. It is of Middle English origin, and its meaning is "swarthy, coal-black, charcoal". The Cole family originated in Cornwall, South West England. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Randolphi Cole, appearing in the Winton Rolls of Hampshire in 1148.[2]

It is also an Americanized spelling of the German name 'Kohl', and of the Scottish and Irish name 'McCool'.[3]

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  • Edward William Cole (1832–1918), Australian business man and publisher, also known as "E. W. Cole of the Book Arcade"
  • Ed Cole (died 1977), American car manufacturer
  • Edward B. Cole (1879–1918), American Marine Corps officer
  • Edwin Louis Cole (1922–2002), American Christian leader
  • Ellie Cole (born 1991), Australian Paralympic Swimmer
  • Eric Kirkham Cole, (1901–1966), English radio engineer and industrialist, founder of the company EKCO
  • Erik Cole (born 1978), American ice hockey player
  • Ezra Danolds Cole (1902–1992), of Nyack, New York

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People with given name Cole[edit]

Cole
Gender Male
Origin
Word/name Middle English
Meaning "swarthy, coal-black, charcoal"
Region of origin England

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