Last name origins & meanings:
- English (West Midlands): nickname for a swarthy person, from
Old English colig ‘dark’, ‘black’ (a derivative of col
- English: possibly a habitational name from Coaley
in Gloucestershire, named in Old English as ‘woodland clearing
(lēah) with a hut or shelter (cofa)’.
- Probably an Americanized form of Swiss German Kohli or
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