The origins of the Coont surname date back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It comes from an early member of the family 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 Coont family
The surname Coont was first found in Durham
where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Coont family
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Coont Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Coont has been spelled many different ways, including Countesse, Cunte, Conte, Counte, Contesse, Count, Comitissa and many more.
Early Notables of the Coont family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Coont family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Coonts to arrive in North America: Barnet Counts who sailed to Philadelphia in 1732 and William Counts to Delaware in 1803.