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The Counce surname is derived from the Anglo-Norman French "counseil," meaning "consultation," or "deliberation."It is thought to have originally been a nickname for a wise or thoughtful man, or it may also have been an occupational name for a member of a royal or manorial council.

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The surname Counce was first found in Berkshire, where the name appeared in the early 13th century. The Counce name is of somewhat uncertain origin. It comes from the old French word "conseil," meaning "council." It is probably of nickname origin, having been given to one who was wise, or fancied himself wise, and often gave advice or council to others. It could also have been of occupational origin, for one who offered council for a living, or of anecdotal origin, because the first bearer offered advice on an important situation or to an important person at one time.

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Counce Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Councel, Councell, Council, Counsel, Counsell, Consell, Cunseil and many more.

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Counce Early History


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Counce Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Counce research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1208, 1208 and 1310 are included under the topic Early Counce History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Counce Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Counce Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Counce Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joseph Counsil, who arrived in Mobile, Alabama in 1858; as well as James Counsell, who arrived in Kansas in 1886.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Counce (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Counce (post 1700)



  • Dan Counce (1951-1974), retired American soccer player, member of the United States National Team (1974-1976)
  • Curtis Counce (1926-1963), American hard bop and West Coast jazz double bassist

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    Other References

    1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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    The Counce Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Counce Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 8 December 2014 at 15:45.

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