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The surname Conti derives from the word "conte," which is itself derived from the Latin comes "comitis," which literally means companion and was then defined as a servant in the retinue of a king or emperor. The term "count" had already become defined as a high-ranking dignitary by the Middle Ages.
The surname Contarini was first found in the cities of Ferrara, Venice, Milan, Pavia, Assisi, Bologna, and Padua.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Conti, Conte, Cont, Cunto, Cunti, Contessa, Del Conte, Lo Conte, Loconte, Li Conti, Liconti, Contiello, Contini, Contino, Contìn, Contarelli, Contareno, Contarini, Contilli, Continelli, Continoli, Conticelli, Conticello, Conticini and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Contarini research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1099, 1206, 1308, 1585, 1593, 1580, 1656, 1655, 1656, 1601, 1684, 1677, 1749, 1681 and 1760 are included under the topic Early Contarini History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Prominent among members of the family was Conte, Cardinal of Milan in 1099; Ardiccione and Bartolomeo Conte, Bishops in Modena and Novara, respectively; Bernardo Conte, "president" of Turin around this time; Federico Contarelli, head of the Guelph faction in Ferrara in 1206; Matteo Contarelli considered the wisest man in the law...
Another 198 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Contarini Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Baldain Conte and Nicolo Loconte, who arrived on S.S. Olympia from Naples at the Port of New York on 25 July 1896; Ferdinando Conte, who landed at New York from Palermo January 7, 1881 aboard the S.S. Vincenzo Florio.
The Contarini Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Contarini Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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