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Princeton's WordNet

  1. viscountnoun

    (in various countries) a son or younger brother or a count

  2. viscountnoun

    a British peer who ranks below an earl and above a baron


  1. viscountnoun

    A member of the peerage above a baron but below a count or earl.


  1. Viscount

    A viscount ( (listen) VY-kownt, for male) or viscountess (, for female) is a title used in certain European countries for a noble of varying status. In many countries, a viscount, and its historical equivalents, was a non-hereditary, administrative or judicial position and did not develop into a hereditary title until much later. In the case of French viscounts, it is customary to leave the title untranslated as vicomte [vi.kɔ̃t].


  1. viscount

    A viscount is a British or European ranking of nobility that is typically below an earl or count and above a baron. The title is often hereditary, bestowed by a monarch as a honor or reward for service. The female equivalent may be referred to as a viscountess. Viscounts also exist in some Asian cultures, such as Japan.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Viscountadjective

    an officer who formerly supplied the place of the count, or earl; the sheriff of the county

  2. Viscountadjective

    a nobleman of the fourth rank, next in order below an earl and next above a baron; also, his degree or title of nobility. See Peer, n., 3

  3. Etymology: [OE. vicounte, OF. visconte, vescunte, F. vicomte, LL. vicecomes; L. vice (see Vice, a.) + comes a companion, LL., a count. See Count.]


  1. Viscount

    A viscount or viscountess is a member of the European nobility whose comital title ranks usually, as in the British peerage, below an earl or a count and above a baron.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Viscount is ranked #133048 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Viscount surname appeared 127 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Viscount.

    94.4% or 120 total occurrences were White.
    4.7% or 6 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Viscount in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Viscount in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Viscount in a Sentence

  1. Julie Montagu:

    I found out my husband was part of this noble family simply by looking at a credit card of his that had his title on it, his credit card had Viscount Hinchingbrooke on it.

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