Bisconti History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Bisconti family

The surname Bisconti was first found in Milan (Italian: Milano, Milanese: Milan), the second-most populous city in Italy and the capital of Lombardy. The two palaces in the Piazza del Duomo, Palazzo Reale and the palace of the archbishops are notable. The city is rich in art, museums, galleries and sights. Castello Sforzesco stands in the Parco.

The Hours of Giangaleazzo Visconti is a Roman-liturgy illuminated Book of Hours that was commissioned by the ruler of Milan, Italy, Gian Galeazzo Visconti (1351-1402.) This work that was completed after this death, is one of the richest examples of an illustrated personal prayer book, now on display in the Biblioteca Nazionale in Florence. Reprints are available worldwide.

Important Dates for the Bisconti family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bisconti research. Another 96 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1447, 1402, 1277, 1328, 1322, 1327, 1302, 1339, 1329, 1351, 1402, 1395, 1361, 1404, 1277, 1447, 1402, 1404, 1404, 1388, 1412, 1366, 1404, 1364, 1405, 1368, 1408, 1346, 1413, 1385, 1404, 1412, 1711, 1352, 1414, 1617, 1693, 1681 and 1693 are included under the topic Early Bisconti History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bisconti Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Visconte, Visconti, Bisconti, Viceconte, Viceconti, Viseconte, Viscont and many more.

Early Notables of the Bisconti family (pre 1700)

Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was Galeazzo I Visconti (1277-1328), Lord of Milan from 1322 to 1327; and his son, Azzone Visconti (1302–1339), Lord of Milan from 1329 until his death; Gian Galeazzo Visconti (1351-1402), the first Duke of Milan (1395), ruled the late-medieval city just before the dawn of the Renaissance, the great founding patron of the Certosa di Pavia, completing the Visconti Castle at Pavia begun by his father, married to Caterina Visconti; Caterina Visconti, Duchess of Milan (1361-1404), member of the Italian noble family Visconti, which ruled Milan from 1277 to 1447, served as...
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Migration of the Bisconti family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Antonio Visco, who came to Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1824; John Visconti, who settled in Illinois sometime between 1873 and 1896; Alexander Visconti, who came to Ashtabula Co., OH sometime between 1875 and 1906.

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