Mercy Cole

Brief Life History of Mercy

When Mercy Cole was born on 13 May 1726, in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Jonathan Cole, was 31 and her mother, Hope Young, was 29.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Cole
1694–1753
Hope Young
1697–1743
Elisabeth Cole
1716–
Jonathan Cole
1718–1791
Hope Cole
1721–
Ruth Cole
1722–
Dorcas Cole
1724–1795
Mercy Cole
1726–
Nathaniel Cole
1727–
Jesse Cole
1739–1792

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Mercy Cole - birth: 30 May 1726;

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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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