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.
Early Origins of the Counts family
The surname Counts was first found in Durham where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Counts family
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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.
Early Notables of the Counts family (pre 1700)
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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, who 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, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "West Kyska" from Buenos Aires, Argentina 
Marion C. Counts, aged 44, who arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "Santa Luisa" from Antofagasta, Chile 
^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)