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Cooley Family History

Cooley Name Meaning
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Chúille ‘son of the servant of (Saint) Mochúille’, a rare Clare name, or a reduced form of McCooley, a variant of McCauley.Americanized form of German Kuhle or Kühle, variants of Kuhl.

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

1,167,064 Historical Documents with Cooley on Ancestry.com
193,118 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
32,745 Military Records
8,289 Immigration Records
152,379 Census and Voter Lists
780,533 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Cooley Families

  • Number of Cooley families
     205 - 408
     69 - 204
     1 - 68
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Cooley families
     109 - 216
     37 - 108
     1 - 36
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Cooley families
     7 - 12
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Cooley Family Origin

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Cooley Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Cooley

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Cooley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Cooley census records

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Cooley Civil War Service Records

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