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The name Counts comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for 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.

Counts Early Origins



The surname Counts was first found in Durham where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Counts Spelling Variations


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Counts Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Counts has undergone many spelling variations, including Countesse, Cunte, Conte, Counte, Contesse, Count, Comitissa and many more.

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Counts Early History


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Counts Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Counts research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1196, 1225, 1327, 1293, 1262, 1769 and 1802 are included under the topic Early Counts History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Counts Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Counts Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Counts Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Counts were among those contributors:

Counts Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Barnet Counts, aged 35, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Barnet Counts who sailed to Philadelphia in 1732
  • Daniel Counts, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1789

Counts Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Counts travele to Delaware in 1803

Counts Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Arthur C. Counts, aged 30, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "West Kyska" from Buenos Aires, Argentina [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6XB-H3D : 6 December 2014), Arthur C. Counts, 07 Jul 1920; citing departure port Buenos Aires, arrival port New York, ship name West Kyska, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Marion C. Counts, aged 44, arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "Santa Luisa" from Antofagasta, Chile [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN3B-L49 : 6 December 2014), Marion C. Counts, 15 Dec 1924; citing departure port Antofagasta, Chile, arrival port New York, ship name Santa Luisa, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Counts (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Counts (post 1700)



  • Mel Grant Counts (b. 1941), retired American NBA basketball player who played from 1964 to 1976, two-time NBA champion (1965-1966)
  • Clayton Counts (b. 1973), American musician and composer, best known for his work with the experimental band Bull of Heaven
  • Johnny Counts (1939-2004), American NFL football running back for the New York Giants from 1962 to 1963 and for later CFL from 1964 to 1966
  • George Sylvester Counts (1889-1974), American educator and influential education theorist, head of the American Federation of Teachers, the founder of the New York State Liberal Party

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Suggested Readings for the name Counts


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Suggested Readings for the name Counts



  • The Counts Family of Missouri by Hilde W. Beaty.
  • History of the Descendants of John Koontz (including the Counts Family) by Hilde W. Beaty.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6XB-H3D : 6 December 2014), Arthur C. Counts, 07 Jul 1920; citing departure port Buenos Aires, arrival port New York, ship name West Kyska, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN3B-L49 : 6 December 2014), Marion C. Counts, 15 Dec 1924; citing departure port Antofagasta, Chile, arrival port New York, ship name Santa Luisa, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. 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.
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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The Counts Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Counts 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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