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cole Family History
English: from a ME pet form of Nicholas; cf. Coll 1.
English: from a ME personal name derived from the OE byname Cola (from col(cha)coal, presumably denoting someone of swarthy apperance), or the cogn. ON Koli.
Scots and Irish: Anglicized from of Gael. Mac Gille Chomhghaill, Mac Giolla Chomhghaill "son of the servant of Comhghaill", a personal name, of uncertain origin, borne by an early Ir. saint
Vars.: Coull, McCole, McCool(e), Coyle, Gilhool.
An Irish family by the name of Cole were established in Fermanagh by Sir William Cole (1576-1653). He was the first Provost of Enniskillen, and his descendants became Earls of Enniskillen. The family are thought to have originated i Devon and Cornwall, where the name occurs in an 11th-cent. deed.