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Coley Family History

Coley Name Meaning
English (West Midlands): nickname for a swarthy person, from Old English colig ‘dark’, ‘black’ (a derivative of col ‘(char)coal’).English: possibly a habitational name from Coaley in Gloucestershire, named in Old English as ‘woodland clearing (leah) with a hut or shelter (cofa)’.Probably an Americanized form of Swiss German Kohli or Kohler.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Coley Families

  • Number of Coley families
     135 - 267
     46 - 134
     1 - 45
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Coley families
     189 - 376
     64 - 188
     1 - 63
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Coley families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Coley Family Origin

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Coley Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Coley

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Coley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Coley Civil War Service Records

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