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Where did the Italian Conti family come from? What is the Italian Conti family crest and coat of arms? When did the Conti family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Conti family history?

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.


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.

First found in the cities of Ferrara, Venice, Milan, Pavia, Assisi, Bologna, and Padua.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Conti 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 Conti History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 483 words (34 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Conti Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Conti Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Catharina Conti, who landed in America in 1764

Conti Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Giovanni Conti, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906
  • John Conti, who landed in Mississippi in 1872
  • Giovanni Conti, who migrated to Mississippi in 1872


  • Enio Edward Conti (1913-2005), American NFL football guard
  • Andrea Conti (b. 1977), Italian football forward
  • Leopoldo Conti (1901-1970), Italian professional football player and coach
  • Pamela Conti (b. 1982), Italian football attacking midfielder from Palermo
  • Bruno Conti (b. 1955), Italian retired footballer from Nettuno
  • Daniele Conti (b. 1979), Italian footballer
  • Thomas Antonio "Tom" Conti (b. 1941), Scottish actor, theatre director and novelist
  • Bill Conti, famous film music director
  • François Louis Conti (1664-1709), French nobleman


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  6. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
  7. 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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  9. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
  10. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
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The Conti Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Conti 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 26 October 2015 at 12:24.

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