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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Viceconte


Viceconte is very widespread in the area that includes the Salernitano, the Potentino, in particular Francavilla in Sinni, Lauria, Lagonegro, Latronico and Episcopy, the Matera and the Cosentino in Castrovillari and Altomonte, Viceconti is widespread in Lauria in the Potentino And in Nemoli always in the Potentino, Viciconte is decidedly southern, of the area Salerno and Cosentina, it should be treated of archaic forms originated from the medieval word vice comes (viscount), in some, rare, cases is an actual attestation of nobility, More frequently it is linked instead to a relationship with a family of deputies, as servants or soldiers at his service. (See VISCONTI)

Bibliographic source' "L'origine dei cognomi Italianim storia ed etimologia" di E. Rossoni disponibile online su: https://archive.org/

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