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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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Jean Comtois, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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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Citations


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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
  6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  7. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. 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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