James Cole

Male28 February 1731–24 June 1731

Brief Life History of James

When James Cole was born on 28 February 1731, in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, James Cole, was 31 and his mother, Dorothy Chaffee, was 27. He died on 24 June 1731, at the age of 0.

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James Cole
Dorothy Chaffee
Simeon Cole
Sibel Dorothy Cole
Rachael Cole
James Cole
James Cole
Hannah Cole
Lydia Cole
James Cole
Dorothy Cole
Lydia Cole

Sources (6)

  • James Cole, "Rhode Island Town Births Index, 1639-1932"
  • James Cole, "Rhode Island Town Deaths Index, 1639-1932"
  • James Cole, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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Name Meaning

English: usually from the Middle English and Old French personal name Col(e), Coll(e), Coul(e), a pet form of Nicol (see Nichol and Nicholas ), a common personal name from the mid 13th century onward. English families with this name migrated to Scotland and to Ulster (especially Fermanagh).

English: occasionally perhaps from a different (early) Middle English personal name Col, of native English or Scandinavian origin. Old English Cola was originally a nickname from Old English col ‘coal’ in the sense ‘coal-black (of hair), swarthy’ and is the probable source of most of the examples in Domesday Book. In the northern and eastern counties of England settled by Vikings in the 10th and 11th centuries, alternative sources are Old Norse Kolr and Koli (either from a nickname ‘the swarthy one’ or a short form of names in Kol-), and Old Norse Kollr (from a nickname, perhaps ‘the bald one’).

English: nickname for someone with swarthy skin or black hair, from Middle English col, coul(e) ‘charcoal, coal’ (Old English col).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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