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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Visconti


VISCONTI | VISCONTINI | VISCONTINO

Visconti has a nucleus in northwestern Italy, but also has strains in Lazio, Campania, Puglia and Sicily, Viscontini, extremely rare would seem typical of the South Milanese and Cremasco, Viscontino decidedly very rare should be typical of Biellese. All these surnames derive from the medieval word vice comes (viscount), in some, rare, cases is an actual attestation of nobility, more frequently is related instead to a relationship with a family vice-comitale, or as servants or soldiers, in Some cases derive from place names such as: Castelvisconti (CR), Grazzano Visconti (PC), Gudo Visconti and Motta Visconti (MI), Massino Visconti (NO), etc.

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


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