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Type Surname (from given name)
Pronounced Pron. Bee-ten-court(Brazilian Portuguese)  [key]
Other Forms FormsBittencourt, Bittencourtt, Bitencourtt, Betencourt, Bettencourtt, Bettencour, Bethancourt, Bettencourt, Bitencourt, Betancur, Betancurt, Betancurth, Betancor, Bethcourt, Betancourt, Bitancurt, Betanco, Betencur

Meaning & History

BITENCOURT, derives from Bittencourt, Bettencourt and Bethencourt; They are originally place-names in Northern France. The place-name element -court (courtyard, courtyard of a farm, farm) is typical of the French provinces, where the Frankish settlements formed an important part of the local population. It translated the Old Low Franconian word *hof "courtyard", "courtyard of a farm", "farm" (Dutch, Old English Hof, German Hof).
Added 2/16/2016 by Sofia
Edited 4/23/2022 by jfifles, Mike C, Mogli and more