Visconti Family History
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Visconti Name Meaning
Italian: from visconte, a title of rank (medieval Latin vicecomes ‘deputy of a count’). Unusually (since most noble families took their surnames from their estates), the surname was sometimes of literal application, but it is also no doubt in part a nickname for someone who gave himself airs and graces, and in part an occupational name for someone employed by a viscount.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press