Origins Available: English
The ancestry of the name Consul dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the southern English county of Berkshire.
Early Origins of the Consul family
The surname Consul was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Consul family
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Consul Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Consul have been found, including Counsell, Councell, Cunseil, Counseil, Counsayl, Consayl and many more.
Early Notables of the Consul family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Consul family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Consul, or a variant listed above:
Consul Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Arenne Consul, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1746 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)