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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Coles

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  1. plural of cole

coles was also found in the following language(s): Asturian, Catalan, Latin, Portuguese, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Coles

Coles Bashford was a Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona Territory, 5th Governor of Wisconsin, Delegate to theU.S. House of RepresentativesfromArizona Territory, and 3rd Secretary ofArizona Territory. Coles was born on January 24th, 1816 in Cold Spring, New York. He left this life on April 25th, 1878.


Coles Trapnell was a television producer, screenwriter, and television director. He was most prominent from 1940 to 1960. Coles was given the name Valentine Coles Trapnell on August 2nd, 1910 in New York City. He breathed his last breath on January 29th, 1999.


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Notable Persons With the Last Name Coles

Nat King Cole was a vocal jazz, swing music, and traditional pop music musician. He plays Piano, vocals, organ, melodica, and Organ (music). His ongoing career started in 1935. Nat was given the name Nathaniel Adams Coles on March 17th, 1919 in Montgomery, Alabama, U.S. Nat is also known as Nat Cole. He passed away on February 15th, 1965.


Ghostface Killah is a hip hop music musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1992. Ghostface was given the name Dennis Coles on May 9th, 1970. Ghostface is also known as Ghostface and Tony Starks.


Richard Coles is a cleric. Richard was born on March 26th, 1962 in Northampton, England.


Kim Coles is an actress, comedian, and game show host. Her ongoing career started in 1989. Kim was given the name Kimberly Coles on January 11th, 1962 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.


Dane was born on December 10th, 1986 in Paraparaumu.


Maya Jane Coles is a deep house, tech house, electronica, trip hop, and dubstep dj, record producer, audio engineer, and disc jockey. She has had major accomplishments since 2006. Maya was born in London. Maya is also known as Nocturnal Sunshine.


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Popularity of Coles as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Coles U.S.
  White 43.62% 64.26%
  African American 48.71% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.60% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.35% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.62% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.11% 16.26%

Of Last Name Coles

People with the last name Coles are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Coles

  • How Popular is the name Coles? As a last name Coles was the 2,505th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Coles first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Coles is Friday, September 4th, 1885.
  • How unique is the name Coles? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Coles. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Coles: Your name in reverse order is Seloc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Scelo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Coles? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 14,449 people with the last name Coles.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Coles? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Coles as their last name.

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