The Betencourt 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.
Early Origins of the Betencourt family
The surname Betencourt 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.
Early History of the Betencourt family
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Betencourt Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Bettencourt, Betencourt, Betancourt, Bettancourt, Bethencourt and many more.
Early Notables of the Betencourt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Betencourt family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: E. C. Bettencourt, who settled in Philadelphia in 1805; William C. Bettencourt, who arrived in North Carolina in 1817; and Emanuel Bettencourt, who was naturalized in North Carolina in 1852..