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The surname Country was first found in Kent where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held lands in that county.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Cuntry, Country, Countrey, Countrie, Coutry, Coutrie, Cuntrie, Cutrie, Cutry, Cootry and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Country research. Another 320 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Country History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
More information is included under the topic Early Country Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Philip Countryman, who was on record in the census of Ontario, Canada in 1871.
The Country Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Country 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.
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