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Noble surnames, such as Comtet, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Comtet, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful province of Bourgoigne. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Comtet family originally lived in the region of Franche-Comté. They derived their surname from the second element of the place-name.

Comtet Early Origins



The surname Comtet was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this distinguished family was established in early times.

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Comtet Spelling Variations


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Comtet Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Comté, Conté, Comtet, Contet, Comtois, Contois and others.

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Comtet Early History


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Comtet Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Comtet research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1755, 1803, and 1805 are included under the topic Early Comtet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Comtet Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Comtet Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Comtet 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 or some of its variants were: M. Contois, who was a resident of New Orleans in 1726; and Pierre Contois, who lived in Louisiana in 1727; with his wife and two children.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Comtet (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Comtet (post 1700)



  • Jean-Jacques Comtet, French surgeon

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Comtet Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    6. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Comtet Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Comtet 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.

    This page was last modified on 30 May 2013 at 10:33.

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