Bontemps History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Bontemps family
The surname Bontemps was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
Early History of the Bontemps family
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Bontemps Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Bont, Bondt, Bond, Bonde, Bonte, Bontebal, Bontekoe, Bontemantel, Bontemps, Bonterard and many more.
Early Notables of the Bontemps family (pre 1700)
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In France, the name Bontemps is the 890th most popular surname with an estimated 5,753 people with that name. 
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bontemps Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century