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History of the name
Constantine, George (b. c.1500, d. in or before 1561), evangelical reformer, was born near the Cheshire-Shropshire border and educated at a local school before going on to Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1517-18. He became vicar of Sedgley, Staffordshire, about 1526 and was active in the Reformation and was arrested for treason in 1531 he escaped and fled to the low countries only returning after the death of Thomas More in 1532. He was arrested again for treason in 1539, released and moved to Wales, he also went to the low Countries many times, A successor was appointed in 1561 so he had died by then.
Constantine, Joseph (1857 - 19 Dec 1922) founder of the Constantine shipping line. His family commissioned a book by LG Pine called the House of Constantine. Susannah Constantine the TV celebrity and author is one of his descendants.
Constantine, Learie Nicholas, Baron Constantine, (1901 - 1971) Best known as a cricketer he was also a politician. Descended from slaves he was born in Trinidad. During the second world war he was employed by the Ministry of Labour responsible for race relations. He was awarded the MBE in 1946 and knighted in 1961.