Noble surnames, such as Contois, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Contois, which is a
surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful province of Bourgoigne. In France,
were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread.
names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Contois family originally lived in the region of Franche-Comté. They derived their surname from the second element of the place-name.
The surname Contois 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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