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Bettencourt Family History

Bettencourt Name Meaning
French: habitational name from any of various places so called, with minor variations in spelling, of which the main one is in Somme. They are named with a Germanic personal name Betto (an assimilated form of Berto (see Bert) + Old French court ‘farm(yard)’). The name is now very frequent in Portugal, where it first occurred in the 15th century (see Betancourt).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

76,268 Historical Documents with Bettencourt on Ancestry.com
32,705 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,454 Military Records
4,066 Immigration Records
13,125 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Bettencourt Families

  • Number of Bettencourt families
     180 - 358
     61 - 179
     1 - 60
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bettencourt families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Bettencourt last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Bettencourt Family Origin

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Bettencourt Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Bettencourt

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Bettencourt Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Bettencourt census records

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Military Service by Bettencourt

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