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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.

Contessa Early Origins



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

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Contessa Spelling Variations


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Contessa 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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Contessa Early History


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Contessa Early History



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

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Contessa Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Contessa 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 Contessa 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 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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Contessa (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Contessa (post 1700)



  • Gary C. Contessa (b. 1957), American horse trainer in the sport of Thoroughbred horse racing
  • Adam Contessa (b. 1976), former Australian rules footballer who played from 1997 to 2001

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    6. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    7. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    8. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
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    The Contessa Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Contessa 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.

    This page was last modified on 16 April 2015 at 08:53.

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