The origins of the Anglo-Saxon
name Countes come from its first bearer, 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 Countes family
The surname Countes was first found in Durham
where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Countes family
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Countes 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. Countes has been spelled many different ways, including Countesse, Cunte, Conte, Counte, Contesse, Count, Comitissa and many more.
Early Notables of the Countes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Countes 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 Countess to arrive in North America:
Countes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Abigall Countes, who landed in Virginia in 1666 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)