Cole Name Meaning

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.

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

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Cole Family Origin

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Cole Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cole. The most common Cole occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Cole's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Cole family was Farming.

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Cole life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Cole in 1940 was 53, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cole

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