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The Anglo-Saxon name Conte comes from its first bearer, who was a person who held the noble title of Count. Such names were also occasionally bestowed as nicknames on those of undeservedly haughty or regal bearing.

Conte Early Origins



The surname Conte was first found in Durham where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Conte Spelling Variations


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Conte Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Conte has been spelled many different ways, including Countesse, Cunte, Conte, Counte, Contesse, Count, Comitissa 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 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1196, 1225, 1327, 1293, 1262, 1769 and 1802 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)



More information is 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Contes to arrive in North America:

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


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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. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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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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