Research shows that the name Couling has been around since the ninth century. Couling is a English occupational surname of old French origins. First historical evidence of the surname dates to the county of Devon in 1082. The word Couling is believed to have derived from a Norman term. During the time of the British Empire the surname spread with the colonies to areas of America, Asia, India and Australia.
Couling is currently at number 1097 of the UK's most common last names. The 1911 census carried out by H.M. Treasury for the UK and Ireland shows the greatest number of Couling's in the county of Somerset. If a certain legal document is to be believed the early eighteenth century Couling's liked a drink or three. In 1899 a person called Barry Couling was sent to prison for misbehaviour.
Traits of the Couling family
Previous families of Couling's have been spoken of as a kind bunch. The generations of Coulings are often held in close proximity to Jupiter a planet linked with reliable, imaginative and elusive. 97