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Council Name Meaning

English: nickname for a wise or thoughtful man, from Anglo-Norman French counseil ‘consultation’, ‘deliberation’, also ‘counsel’, ‘advice’ (Latin consilium, from consulere ‘to consult’). This form was probably influenced by the similar meaning of Anglo-Norman French councile ‘council’, ‘assembly’ (Latin concilium ‘assembly’, from the archaic verb concalere ‘to call together’, ‘to summon’), and it may also have been an occupational name for a member of a royal council or, more probably, a manorial council. Americanized spelling of German Künzel (see Kuenzel).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Councill, Cornell, Cousin, Couch, Coufal, Cecil, Counce, Condit

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Council Family Origin

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Council Family Occupations

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  • Hatter

    18%
  • Coachman (Dom)

    9%
  • Cotton Mill Cardroomhand

    9%
  • Cotton Weaver

    9%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Council family was Cotton Weaver. Hatter, Coachman (Dom) and Cotton Mill Cardroomhand were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Council. The most common Council occupation in the UK was Hatter. 18% of Council's were Hatters.

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