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Multiple Origins for the Surname Conte



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.

Conte Early Origins



The surname Conte was first found in the cities of Ferrara, Venice, Milan, Pavia, Assisi, Bologna, and Padua.

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Conte Spelling Variations


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Conte Spelling Variations



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.

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Conte Early History


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Conte Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Conte 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 Conte History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Conte Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Conte Early Notables (pre 1700)



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 Conte Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Conte Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ralph Conte, who landed in Virginia in 1650
  • Alex Conte, who landed in Virginia in 1658
  • Anthony Conte, who arrived in Maryland in 1659

Conte Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Conte, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1729
  • Marie Conte, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751

Conte Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jean C Conte, aged 36, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Nicolas Conte, who arrived in New Spain in 1876
  • Ferdinando Conte, who landed at New York from Palermo January 7, 1881
  • Baldain Conte and Nicolo Loconte, who arrived on SS Olympia from Naples at the Port of New York on 25 July 1896

Conte Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Miss. Ellen Conte, aged 6 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Odessa" departing from the port of Dublin, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle on 4th September 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 21)
  • Mr. Samuel Conte, aged 40 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Odessa" departing from the port of Dublin, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle on 19th August 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 21)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Conte (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Conte (post 1700)



  • Steve Conte, American singer and rock musician and lead singer of the band The Contes
  • Silvio Ottavio Conte (1921-1991), American politician, Republican member of the United States House of Representatives
  • Nicholas Peter "Richard" Conte (1910-1975), American actor who appeared in numerous films from the 1940s through 1970s, including I'll Cry Tomorrow and The Godfather
  • James D. "Jim" Conte (b. 1959), American politician, Republican New York State Assemblyman for the 10th District (1988 to 2012)
  • Antonio Conte, Italian Olympian who won gold for fencing during the 1900 games
  • Antonio Conte (b. 1969), Italian former footballer, and now manager

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Citations



  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 21)

Other References

  1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  2. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
  3. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
  4. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  7. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
  8. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
  9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
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The Conte Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Conte 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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