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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.

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The surname Conti 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.


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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 and printed products wherever possible.

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

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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
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  • Enio Edward Conti (1913-2005), American NFL football guard
  • Luigi Conti (1929-2015), Italian Roman Catholic archbishop and diplomat
  • 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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    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    4. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    7. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    8. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    9. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. 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.

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