Brief Family History
Spelling variations include: Cole, Coles, Coal, Coale, Coalas and others.
First found in Cornwall where they were seated from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Robert Coles who settled in Warwick coming with Winthrop's Fleet to Ipwich Mass. in 1630; he was one of the original purchasers of Warwick and the Provident Plantations in Rhode Island.
Motto: Deum Cole regem serva.
Motto Translated: Worship God, obey the King.
Crest: A bull's head.
Coat of Arms: A gold shield with a black bull passant.