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 Contois 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 Contois family
Early History of the Contois family
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Contois Spelling Variations
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Early Notables of the Contois family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Contois family to the New World and Oceana
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Contois Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
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