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Where did the French Bettencourt family come from? What is the French Bettencourt family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bettencourt family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bettencourt family history?The Bettencourt surname is a habitational name, taken on from any of various places in France. These place names in turn derive from a Germanic personal name Betto, along with the Old French word "court," meaning a "yard," or a farmyard.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Bettencourt, Betencourt, Betancourt, Bettancourt, Bethencourt and many more.
First found in Artois, where this illustrious family held a family seat with lands and manor for many centuries. The family were well established in the region of Arras and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility. Robert, surname of Faissens, the Seigneur of Bethune of Artois held in the year 1000 and held the Counts of Artois.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bettencourt research. Another 155 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 1620 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Bettencourt History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 37 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bettencourt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bettencourt Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Bettencourt Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Bettencourt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bettencourt Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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