Coonde is a name whose history is entwined with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It was a name for 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 Coonde family
The surname Coonde was first found in Durham
where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Coonde family
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Coonde 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 Coonde were recorded, including Countesse, Cunte, Conte, Counte, Contesse, Count, Comitissa and many more.
Early Notables of the Coonde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Coonde 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 Coonde family emigrate to North America: Barnet Counts who sailed to Philadelphia in 1732 and William Counts to Delaware in 1803.