Definitions for Countess
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Countess.
female equivalent of a count or earl
The wife of a count or earl, or the title used by a women who holds the title in her own right.
The title used by a female who holds an earldom in her own right.
Elizabeth Millicent Leveson-Gower is 24th Countess of Sutherland; her son will be the 25th Earl.
Etymology: cuntesse, contesse, from comitessa.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
The lady of an earl or count.
Etymology: comitissa, Lat. comtesse, French.
I take it, she that carries up the train,
Is that old noble lady, the dutchess of Norfolk.
—— It is, and all the rest are countesses. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.
It is the peculiar happiness of the countess of Abingdon to have been so truly loved by you, while she was living; and so gratefully honoured after she was dead. Dryden.
Count (feminine: countess) is a historical title of nobility in certain European countries, varying in relative status, generally of middling rank in the hierarchy of nobility. Especially in earlier medieval periods the term often implied not only a certain status, but also that the count had specific responsibilities or offices. The etymologically related English term "county" denoted the territories associated with some countships, but not all. Although the term count was not generally used in England, after the 1066 conquest by the Normans, the European term "count" was the normal translation used for the English title of "earl", and the wives of earls are still referred to as countesses.
A countess is a female equivalent of an earl or count, or the wife of a count or earl, in the British or European nobility. The title can be obtained either through birth or marriage. Her role can vary, but historically it involved managing households or estates, advising the king or queen, or participating in ceremonial activities.
the wife of an earl in the British peerage, or of a count in the Continental nobility; also, a lady possessed of the same dignity in her own right. See the Note under Count
Etymology: [F. comtesse. See Count a nobleman.]
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Countess is ranked #44193 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Countess surname appeared 487 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Countess.
77.4% or 377 total occurrences were White.
16.6% or 81 total occurrences were Black.
2.8% or 14 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.6% or 8 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.4% or 7 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
The numerical value of Countess in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Countess in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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- comtessaCatalan, Valencian
- ban-iarlaScottish Gaelic
- greifafrú, greifynja, jarlsfrúIcelandic
- comitissa, cometissa, cometessa, comitissa,, comitessaLatin
- grevinna, countessSwedish
- bá tước phu nhânVietnamese
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