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Noble surnames, such as Comtois, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Comtois, 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 Comtois family originally lived in the region of Franche-Comté. They derived their surname from the second element of the place-name.

Comtois Early Origins



The surname Comtois 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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Comtois Spelling Variations


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Comtois Spelling Variations



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

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Comtois Early History


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Comtois Early History



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

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Comtois Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Comtois Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Comtois 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 were:

Comtois Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jean DeLaCreuse Comtois, who landed in Louisiana in 1718-1724
  • Jean Comtois, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719

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Contemporary Notables of the name Comtois (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Comtois (post 1700)



  • Philippe Comtois (b. 1976), Canadian two-time gold medalist diver at the 2003 Pan American Games
  • David P. Comtois, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Windham, 1906
  • Alfred-Odilon Comtois (1876-1945), Canadian cleric, Bishop of Trois-Rivières from 1934 to 1945
  • Joseph-Roland Comtois (b. 1929), former Canadian politician, engineer, soldier and reservist, Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons
  • Paul Comtois PC (1895-1966), Canadian politician, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Nicolet-Yamaska (1957-1961), 21st Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (1961-1966)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
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    The Comtois Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Comtois 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 3 February 2016 at 10:05.

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