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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?

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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.


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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.

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More information is included under the topic Early Countryman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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

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  • 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


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  1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  6. 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.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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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.

This page was last modified on 6 June 2015 at 18:00.

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