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Cunte History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the name Cunte goes back those Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled over Britain. Such a name was given to 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 Cunte family

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

Early History of the Cunte family

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Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1196, 1225, 1327, 1293, 1262, 1769 and 1802 are included under the topic Early Cunte History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cunte Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Cunte family name include Countesse, Cunte, Conte, Counte, Contesse, Count, Comitissa and many more.

Early Notables of the Cunte family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Cunte family to the New World and Oceana

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Cunte or a variant listed above: Barnet Counts who sailed to Philadelphia in 1732 and William Counts to Delaware in 1803.

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