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Where did the English Countryman family come from? What is the English Countryman family crest and coat of arms? When did the Countryman family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Countryman family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Cuntry, Country, Countrey, Countrie, Coutry, Coutrie, Cuntrie, Cutrie, Cutry, Cootry and many more.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Countryman research. Another 320 words(23 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Countryman History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Countryman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Countryman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. Conradt Countryman U.E who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1783
- Mr. Jacob Countryman Jr., U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1783
- Mr. Jacob Countryman Sr., U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1783
- Mr. Jacob Countryman, "Conterman" U.E who settled in Canada c. 1783
Countryman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Philip Countryman, who was on record in the census of Ontario, Canada in 1871
- Gratia Alta Countryman (1866-1953), American nationally known librarian who led the Minneapolis Public Library from 1904 to 1936, President of the American Library Association in 1934
- Robert "Robbie" Countryman, American television director, known for his work on Reba (2001) and Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (1992)
- Dana Countryman (b. 1954), American electronic music composer and performer
- Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
- Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
- Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
- Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
- Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
- Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
- Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
- Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
- Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
- Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
The Countryman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Countryman 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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