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Conte Name Meaning

Italian: from the title of rank conte ‘count’ from Latin comes genitive comitis ‘companion’. Probably in this sense (and in the Late Latin sense of ‘traveling companion’) it was a medieval personal name. As a title it was no doubt applied ironically as a nickname for someone with airs and graces or simply as a metonymic occupational name for someone in the service of a count. Compare Lo Conte . Spanish: variant of Conde ‘count’ (see also 1 above). French: variant of Comte 1 ‘count’ (see also 1 above).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Corte, Conde, Cote, Contee, Fonte, Leconte, Monte, Porte, Ponte

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Where is the Conte family from?

You can see how Conte families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Conte family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Conte families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 12 Conte families living in New York. This was about 17% of all the recorded Conte's in USA. New York had the highest population of Conte families in 1880.
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What did your Conte ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Conte. 23% of Conte men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Conte women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Conte were New Worker and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Clerk
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
  • New Worker
  • Seamstress
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Conte. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Conte census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Conte. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Conte. For the veterans among your Conte ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Conte lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Conte life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Conte in 1945 was 46, and 77 in 2004.

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