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Where did the French Contes family come from? What is the French Contes family crest and coat of arms? When did the Contes family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Contes family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Comte, Lecomte, Contes, Comtes, Conte, Leconte, Comites, Comitis and many more.

First found in Languedoc, where this renowned family held a family seat since ancient times.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Contes research. Another 469 words(34 lines of text) covering the years 1260, 1343, 1450, 1300, 1530, 1535, 1580, 1582, 1584, 1694, 1600, 1655 and 1712 are included under the topic Early Contes History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 53 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Contes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Contes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alejandre Contes, who landed in America in 1828


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  1. 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).
  2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  5. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
  6. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
  7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  9. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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The Contes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Contes 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 19 September 2013 at 12:38.

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