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
, Betto, along with the Old French word, "court," meaning "yard", or "farmyard".
The surname Bettencourt was first found in Artois, a former province of northern France where this illustrious family held a
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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of this family name include: Bettencourt, Betencourt, Betancourt, Bettancourt, Bethencourt and many more.