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Where did the Irish Constantine family come from? When did the Constantine family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Constantine family history?The many Irish surnames in use today have long rich histories behind them. The name Constantine originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac Consaidin. This surname is an instance of a Gaelic surname being derived from a foreign Christian name; it means son of Constantine.
Official documents, crafted by early scribes and church officials, primarily contained names that were spelled according to their pronunciation. This lead to the problem of one name being recorded under several different variations, creating an illusion that a single person was many people. Among the many spelling variations of the surname Constantine that are preserved in the archival documents of the time are Considine, McConsidine, Considene, McConsidene and others.
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North America accepted thousands of Irish immigrants during the 19th century as their homeland suffered under foreign imperialistic rule. Although settlers from the early portion of the century came to North America by choice in search of land, by far the largest influx of Irish immigrants came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Many of these Irish families left the country destitute and in some cases suffering from disease. However, those who survived the long ocean voyage were especially vital to the development of industry in the United States and what would become known as Canada. Research of immigration and passenger lists has shown many early immigrants bearing the name Constantine:
Constantine Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Constantine Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Constantine Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
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