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The Betancourt 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.

Betancourt Early Origins



The surname Betancourt was first found in Artois, a former province of northern France 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.

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Betancourt Spelling Variations


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Betancourt Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bettencourt, Betencourt, Betancourt, Bettancourt, Bethencourt and many more.

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Betancourt Early History


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Betancourt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Betancourt research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1620 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Betancourt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Betancourt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Betancourt Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Betancourt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Betancourt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alfredo Betancourt, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Alfredo Betancourt, aged 23, who settled in America, in 1894
  • Dolores Betancourt, aged 11, who emigrated to America, in 1894
  • C. Betancourt, aged 43, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896
  • Delores Betancourt, who landed in America, in 1897

Betancourt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Andres Betancourt, aged 45, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Aristidis Betancourt, aged 45, who settled in America, in 1905
  • Alejandro Betancourt, aged 20, who emigrated to America from Havana, Cuba, in 1908
  • Alfred Betancourt, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • Henry Betancourt, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Betancourt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Betancourt (post 1700)



  • Philip P. Betancourt (b. 1936), American archaeologist, author, and a specialist in the Aegean Bronze Age
  • Felipe Pablo Andreas "Phillip" Betancourt (b. 1936), American archaeologist, author, and a specialist in the Aegean Bronze Age
  • John Gregory Betancourt (b. 1963), American science fiction writer
  • Carlos Betancourt (b. 1966), American artist
  • Danny Betancourt Chacón (b. 1981), Cuban right-handed baseball pitcher for the Cuban National Team
  • Carlos Gálvez Betancourt (1921-1990), Mexican politician, Governor of Michoacán from 1968 to 1970
  • Agustín de Betancourt y Molina (1758-1824), Spanish engineer, who worked in Spain, France and Russia
  • Rómulo Ernesto Betancourt Bello (1908-1981), Venezuelan politician, known as "The Father of Venezuelan Democracy", President of Venezuela from 1945 to 1948 and again from 1959 to 1964
  • Carolina Betancourt (b. 1993), Mexican tennis player
  • Porfirio Armando Betancourt Cortez (b. 1957), retired Honduran football player
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    9. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Betancourt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Betancourt 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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