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The Councel 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.

Councel Early Origins



The surname Councel was first found in Berkshire, where the name appeared in the early 13th century. The Councel 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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Councel Spelling Variations


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Councel Spelling Variations



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

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Councel Early History


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Councel Early History



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

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Councel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Councel Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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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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