Countryman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Countryman family

The surname Countryman 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.

Important Dates for the Countryman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Countryman research. Another 135 words (10 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 and printed products wherever possible.

Countryman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Cuntry, Country, Countrey, Countrie, Coutry, Coutrie, Cuntrie, Cutrie, Cutry, Cootry and many more.

Early Notables of the Countryman family (pre 1700)

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Countryman migration to Canada

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 [1]
  • Mr. Jacob Countryman Jr., U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1783 [1]
  • Mr. Jacob Countryman Sr., U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1783 [1]
  • Mr. Jacob Countryman, "Conterman" U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [1]
Countryman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Philip Countryman, who was on record in the census of Ontario, Canada in 1871

Contemporary Notables of the name Countryman (post 1700)

  • Dana Countryman (b. 1954), American electronic music composer and performer
  • Robert "Robbie" Countryman, American television director, known for his work on Reba (2001) and Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (1992)
  • 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

Citations

  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
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