The Bethencourt 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 Bethencourt family
The surname Bethencourt 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 Bethencourt family
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Bethencourt Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Bettencourt, Betencourt, Betancourt, Bettancourt, Bethencourt and many more.
Early Notables of the Bethencourt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bethencourt 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..
Contemporary Notables of the name Bethencourt (post 1700)
- Antoine de Béthencourt, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Antoine Béthencourt. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html