The many Irish surnames in use today have long rich histories behind them. The name Considant 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.
Early Origins of the Considant family
The surname Considant was first found in County Clare
(Irish: An Clár) located on the west coast of Ireland
in the province of Munster
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Considant family
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Considant Spelling Variations
One name was often recorded under several different spellings during the life of its bearer during the Middle Ages. Spelling variations
revealed in the search for the origin of the Considant family name include Considine, McConsidine, Considene, McConsidene and others.
Early Notables of the Considant family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Considant family to the New World and Oceana
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 Considant: Mathew Conidene who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1871; Dennis, Martin, Mathew, Patrick, and another Mathew Considine, arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870. Patrick Considine arrived in Quebec in 1840..