Popular with single men, the title viscount ranks between an earl and a baron. In the UK, it is also customary to use viscount as a "courtesy title" for the heir of an earl or a marquis.
Famous viscounts include the Queen's nephew, Viscount Linley as well as other strong characters in history such as naval commander, Admiral Horatio Nelson and World War 2 hero, Field Marshal Montgomery.
Famous viscountesses include Lady Nancy Astor – the first woman to sit as an MP in the House of Commons.
These definitions help explain the origin and meaning of these titles:
Viscount: originates from the Old French viscounte. The word has been used in English since 1387 and it was first recorded as a rank in British nobility a little later in 1440.
Viscountess: The wife of a man who is a viscount can use this title.
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The first step is to choose either the Seated or Non-seated option.
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In turn, we'll handle all the legalities involved with changing your title. You'll also receive a beautifully presented Document Pack that contains your Certificate of Title, along with detailed notes that explain how you can start using and enjoying your new title immediately.
"First of all, I would like to say you 'Thank you so much' for the service, and I'm certainly delighted with this outcome! When I call for customer service, they do give me some special respect - which is such an amazing happening. Now I've changed all my bank, personal details and some official documents without any problem."
Viscount L - Australia - November 2011
"In Sept 2003 one received my title of Viscount. Now, a few years on, I work behind the scenes in local politics and the respect from councilors, MPs and members of the general public is outstanding. I've never been treated like this before. One has attended events and parties with lords and MPs. I would recommend this title service to anyone."
Viscount B - Feb 2005 - UK
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