The ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture once found in Britain is the soil from which the many generations of the Cockuntesse family have grown. The name Cockuntesse was given to a member of the family who was a person who held the noble title of Count. Such names were also occasionally bestowed as nicknames on those of undeservedly haughty or regal bearing.
Early Origins of the Cockuntesse family
The surname Cockuntesse was first found in Durham
where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Cockuntesse family
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Cockuntesse Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Cockuntesse family name include Countesse, Cunte, Conte, Counte, Contesse, Count, Comitissa and many more.
Early Notables of the Cockuntesse family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cockuntesse family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Cockuntesse surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Barnet Counts who sailed to Philadelphia in 1732 and William Counts to Delaware in 1803.