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Consayl History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The origins of the Consayl name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in the southern English county of Berkshire.

Early Origins of the Consayl family


The surname Consayl was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Consayl family


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Consayl Spelling Variations


Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Consayl were recorded, including Counsell, Councell, Cunseil, Counseil, Counsayl, Consayl and many more.

Early Notables of the Consayl family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Consayl family to the New World and Oceana


To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Consayl family emigrate to North America: Edward Councell who arrived in Barbados in 1685 and Joseph Council, on reocord in Philadelphia in 1845.

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