Last name origins & meanings:
- 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).
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