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County History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The surname County comes from the Irish "O an Chaintigh," which denotes a descendent of a satirist, or "cainteach." This is fitting as the name belonged to a bardic family of west Cork.

Early Origins of the County family


The surname County was first found in County Cork (Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where it was one of the principal names in the barony of Kinalmeaky in Petty's census of 1659.

Early History of the County family


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Another 69 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1618 and 1610 are included under the topic Early County History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

County Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Canty, O'Canty, O'Encantie, County and others.

Early Notables of the County family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the County family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

County Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Charreau, Mr. County, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

County Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacob County, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1868 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

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Citations


  1. ^ 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)

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