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Comptass History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Comptass is an ancient name dating from the times of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person 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 Comptass family


The surname Comptass was first found in Durham where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Comptass family


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Comptass Spelling Variations


Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Comptass include Countesse, Cunte, Conte, Counte, Contesse, Count, Comitissa and many more.

Early Notables of the Comptass family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Comptass family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Comptass were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Barnet Counts who sailed to Philadelphia in 1732 and William Counts to Delaware in 1803.

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