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The surname Contes was first found in Languedoc, where this renowned family held a family seat since ancient times.

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


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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.

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

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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. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
  8. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. 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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