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Early Origins of the Visconti family

The surname Visconti was first found in Milan (Italian: Milano, Milanese: Milan), the second-most populous city in Italy and the capital of Lombardy. The two palaces in the Piazza del Duomo, Palazzo Reale and the palace of the archbishops are notable. The city is rich in art, museums, galleries and sights. Castello Sforzesco stands in the Parco.

The Hours of Giangaleazzo Visconti is a Roman-liturgy illuminated Book of Hours that was commissioned by the ruler of Milan, Italy, Gian Galeazzo Visconti (1351-1402.) This work that was completed after this death, is one of the richest examples of an illustrated personal prayer book, now on display in the Biblioteca Nazionale in Florence. Reprints are available worldwide.

Early History of the Visconti family

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Visconti Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Visconte, Visconti, Bisconti, Viceconte, Viceconti, Viseconte, Viscont and many more.

Early Notables of the Visconti family

Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was

  • Galeazzo I Visconti (1277-1328), Lord of Milan from 1322 to 1327
  • Gian Galeazzo Visconti (1351-1402), the first Duke of Milan (1395), ruled the late-medieval city just before the dawn of the Renaissance, the great founding patron of the Certosa di Pavia, completing...
  • Caterina Visconti, Duchess of Milan (1361-1404), member of the Italian noble family Visconti, which ruled Milan from 1277 to 1447, served as Regent of Milan (1402-1404) due to Gian Maria's suspicion o...
  • her son Gian Maria Visconti (Giovanni Maria) (1388-1412), the second Visconti Duke of Milan, the son of Gian Galeazzo Visconti and Caterina Visconti (who was imprisoned and murdered), assumed the titl...
  • Maddalena Visconti (1366-1404), Duchess of Bavaria-Landshut by her marriage to Frederick, Duke of Bavaria
  • Antonia Visconti (c. 1364-1405), daughter of Bernabò Visconti and his wife Beatrice Regina della Scala, Countess of Württemberg by her marriage
  • Valentina Visconti (1368-1408), a sovereign Countess of Vertus, and a duchess consort of Orleans as the wife of Louis de Valois, Duke of Orleans, the younger brother of Charles VI of France
  • Estorre Visconti (Astorre) (1346-1413), one of the many illegitimate sons of the famous Bernabò Visconti, Lord of Milan and already deposed by his nephew Gian Galeazzo Visconti in 1385, received as it...
  • Viridis Visconti (1352-1414), an Italian noblewoman, a daughter of Bernabò Visconti and his wife Beatrice Regina della Scala, by marriage to Leopold III, Duke of Austria, Viridis was Duchess consort o...

Visconti Ranking

In the United States, the name Visconti is the 16,687th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Visconti migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Visconti Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Visconti, who settled in Illinois sometime between 1873 and 1896
  • Alexander Visconti, who settled in Ashtabula Co. Ohio sometime between 1875 and 1906
  • Julio Visconti, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1891 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Visconti (post 1700) +

  • Anthony Edward "Tony" Visconti (b. 1944), American record producer, musician and singer
  • Filippo Maria Visconti (1721-1801), Italian Archbishop of Milan from 1784 to 1801
  • Ennio Quirino Visconti (1751-1818), Italian archaeologist, a leading expert of his day in the field of ancient Roman sculpture
  • Luchino Visconti (1906-1976), Italian stage/film director
  • Lodovico Tullio Gioacchino Visconti (1791-1853), Italian architect
  • Giovanni Battista Antonio Visconti (1722-1784), Italian archaeologist
  • Adriano Visconti, Italian fighter pilot and flying ace in the Italian Royal Air Force (Regia Aeronautica Italiana), during World War II, credited with 10 aerial victories
  • Louis Tullius Joachim Visconti (1791-1853), Italian-born French architect and designer

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  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook