Houses Minor are a well established part of the Dune Universe, being mentioned in passing many times. But I can't recall a single character from a Minor House.

The Siridar Titles of the Major houses are a jumble, Duke, Count, Baron seem to be randomly assigned to houses. Atreides holds a single world (Caladan is a valuable agricultural world) and the Harkonnens hold 2 (Geidi Prime, which surely has a GDP multiple times what Caladan's is, and Lankviel a less important agricultural world) and are governors of the most valuable world (Arrakis), yet Leto is a Duke and Vladimir is just a Baron.

Did the heads of Minor Houses even have a title? If so what were their titles?

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    Fenring was the head of a House Minor and was a Count
    – Valorum
    Commented Feb 20 at 16:58
  • Fenring was related to Shadam on his grandmother's side (distaff cousin), possibly that may have accounted him special favour (that and any BG persuasions to consolidate his position.) Commented Feb 20 at 18:46
  • I don't think Fenring's title (from before Shaddam made him a Count) was mentioned, nor any details of his hereditory house mentioned.
    – brainbuz
    Commented Jun 23 at 22:27


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