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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.

Contet Early Origins



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.

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Contet Spelling Variations


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Contet Spelling Variations



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

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Contet Early History


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Contet Early History



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

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Contet Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Contet Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Contet 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 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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Contet (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Contet (post 1700)



  • Henri Contet, song writer

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Contet Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. 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. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
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    The Contet Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Contet 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 30 May 2013 at 10:33.

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