Noble surnames, such as Contet, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Contet, 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 Contet family originally lived in the region of Franche-Comté. They derived their surname from the second element of the place-name.
Early Origins of the Contet family
The surname Contet 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.
Early History of the Contet family
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Contet Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Comté, Conté, Comtet, Contet, Comtois and many more.
Early Notables of the Contet family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Contet family to the New World and Oceana
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Contet (post 1700)
- Henri Contet, song writer