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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 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.

Contois Early Origins



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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Contois Spelling Variations


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Contois Spelling Variations



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

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Contois Early History


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Contois Early History



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

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Contois Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Contois Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Contois 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 were:

Contois Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • M. Contois, who was a resident of New Orleans in 1726
  • Pierre Contois, who lived in Louisiana in 1727 with his wife and two children

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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. 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. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Contois Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Contois 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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