Conte Family History
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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 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 for someone who worked in the service of a count. English: variant of Count, cognate with 1. French: nickname for someone in the service of a count or for someone who behaved pretentiously, from Old French conte, cunte ‘count’ (of the same derivation as 1). French (Conté): variant of Comté (see Comte).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Corte, Conde, Cote, Contee, Fonte, Leconte, Monte, Porte, Ponte