Last name: COLEY

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COLEY : This last name is indexed 53,551 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

COLEY : 1: English (Midlands): nickname for a swarthy person from Middle English coly ‘coaly coal-black’. The original short vowel is retained in the 16th century colly ‘dirtied with coal and soot’. Alternatively a variant of Cowley.2: Probably an Americanized form of Swiss German Kohli or Kohler.

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