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Where did the Irish Constantine family come from? What is the Irish Constantine family crest and coat of arms? 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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Constantine research. Another 221 words(16 lines of text) covering the year 1194 is included under the topic Early Constantine History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Constantine Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
In the 18th and 19th centuries hundreds of thousands of Irish people immigrated to North American shores. The early settlers were enticed by the promise of their own land, but they were moderately well off in Ireland when they decided to emigrate. Therefore, they were merely carrying out a long and carefully thought out decision. The 1840s saw the emergence of a very different trend: thousands of extremely desperate people crammed into passenger boats hoping to find any type of opportunity. The Irish of this decade had seen their homeland severely stricken by crop failures which resulted in widespread disease and starvation. At whatever time the Irish immigrants came to North America, they were instrumental in the rapid development of the emerging nations of the United States and what would become known as Canada. An exhaustive search of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many persons bearing the name Constantine, or one of its variants:
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
The Constantine Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Constantine Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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