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The Counsil 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.

Counsil Early Origins



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


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Counsil Spelling Variations



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

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Counsil Early History


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Counsil Early History



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

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Counsil Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Counsil Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Counsil 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 were:

Counsil Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Counsil, who arrived in Mobile, Alabama in 1858
  • Joseph Counsil, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1858

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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    The Counsil Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Counsil 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 3 July 2014 at 15:32.

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