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Origins of the Coles surname

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About the Coleses

We have a total number of 121000 records for people with the last name Coles.

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Where do most Coleses live?

In 1921, most Coleses lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Coleses

How common is your surname?

401st most common surname in the UK

We have 109,000 records for the Coles surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Coleses most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Coleses.

What are the most common Coles first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Coles family members

Common jobs for Coleses

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Coleses in 1921
Dressmaker

558

Laundress

325

Domestic Servant

306

General Servant Domestic

284

Living On Own Means

227

Common Male occupations for Coleses in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

784

General Labourer

431

Carpenter

428

Farm Labourer

413

Farmer

320

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