The first known Bettencourt is generally considered to be the Lord of Buttecourt, Buthencourt, or Bethencourt who accompanied William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy, in the invasion of England in 1066. He was killed in the Battle of Hastings and buried in Battle Abbey, Battle, Kent, England.

The Bettencourts of noble Norman origin took their name from the Castle of Bethencourt in Normandy



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