When Martha DUPONT was born on 5 March 1911, in Bierbeek, Flemish Brabant, Belgium, her father, PETRUS FRANCISCUS DUPONT, was 30 and her mother, Maria Catharina Lefevre, was 25. She married Henri Michiels. She died on 2 November 1999, in Leuven, Flemish Brabant, Belgium, at the age of 88.
Some characteristic forenames: French Andre, Armand, Emile, Jacques, Laurent, Pierre, Adrien, Cecile, Emilien, Gaston, Henri, Alain.
French and Walloon: topographic name for someone ‘from the bridge’, from French pont ‘bridge’ (see Pont ), with fused preposition and definite article du ‘from the’; or a habitational name for someone from Le Pont, the name of several places in various parts of France and in Belgium (Wallonia).
History: This surname is listed (in the form Du Pont) in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors and also in the similar register of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina.