This name change occurred with, if is to be believed, my distant ancestor.


Nothing is known about Athon, whether he was a noble or a commoner.

Athon, Seignieur de Courtenay (change-death)

Courtenay: after the town he fortified

After taking advantage of the succession crisis between heirs of the Duchy of Burgundy, Athon made himself the Seignieur of Courtenay.

The House of Courtenay would be the ancestral house of many notable Houses, such as Bourbon, Capet, and Valois.


  • (Image Attribution) TheDukeOfExeter. “Arms of the House of Courtenay (undifferencied arms).” Wikipedia. 3 May 2017. CC BY-SA 4.0.
  • “House of Courtenay.” Wikipedia.

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