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About RichardCaunt,Hoveringham
There are 9100 names, together with notes on the family tree The family name is found mainly in Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire. There are  many members of the family born in and around the village of Skegby  near Mansfield, Notts. I was born there myself one of five sons who trace back to William Luis  Caunt, a Framewok Knitter and politically a Chartist, the first of my lot to settle in the village where he fathered 18  children. Most of them were sons who spread the Caunt family throughout the district along with his brother John who sired  10 children in  Skegby and Sutton-in-Ashfield. This branch of the family traces back to Richard Caunt c1558. Eric Dring of Skegby whose mother was Ivy Caunt traced her family back to that early date. I believe he left a copy of tree with the Mansfield Genealogical Society. Ntts.

During my researching I realised that the marriages of the Caunt sons and daughters connects me  to many of the long standing local families in the area.
 The Caunt family name has been found throughout the British Islands and in  the USA, Australia,  Canada and New Zealand. 
 Many have served in the military forces of the countries to where family members migrated and have  died in the wars and their names can be found on war memorials. Anciently the name has been said to derive from the Gaelic  tribe the Cantii who lived in that part of England later known as Cantwaraburg then Kent. The county capital being  Canterbury, Caunterbury,Conterbury. 
 The.most likely derivation seems to be the Norman French name "Le Cont" sounds like "Le Caunt".  In England the English said as Cont but scribes spelt it mainly three ways  as Caunt, Cont and Cant. Though there are  other variations such as Conte,Cawnt,Count, Conde, Caut, and so on.   These variations are proven from parish registers, bishop's transcripts and census of families.  The Gaunt name derives from the place name Ghent being pronounced in English as in John of Gaunt who was born in  Ghent, but there is a confusion between the two names due to being so similar. I know some families have deliberately  changed the name Caunt to Gaunt and Count. Experts, on names, claiming Caunt as a deritative of Gaunt are wrong. It derives from the French  “Le Cont”, otherwise the spoken French “Le Caunt”. I have compiled family trees, for another 12 branches of Caunt families, that have not been published. I hope one day to find  connecting links between all branches.  Anyone interested in information about these trees, or the published tree, are invited  to contact me.

I wish to express here my great appreciation to Mr J. Godley of Kent without whose unstinting  help and advice I would not 
 have been able to trace the family of my paternal grandmother Martha Caunt nee Godley 1871-1959  to any great extent. 
 Doug. Caunt
 Once of Skegby
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