Russian Nobility and Honorifics Apr 3, 2018 10:09:53 GMT
Post by kaby on Apr 3, 2018 10:09:53 GMT
Tsar/Tsaritsa (Emperor/Empress) ~~Note: Tsarina if unmarried and ruling
::Son (Daughter) - Tsarevich (Tsarevna) ~~Note: Tsarevna is also the title of a Tsarvich’s wife
Prince (Princess) - Knyaz (Knyagina)
::Son (Daughter) - Knyazchich (Knyazhna)
Count (Countess) - Graf (Grafinya)
:: Son (Daughter) - Pan [Last Name] (Pani [Last Name])
Baron (Baroness) - Baron (Baronessa)
::Son (Daughter) - Pan [Last Name] (Pani [Last Name])
~~Note: Pan/Pani are honorific titles such as Lord/Lady
Titled Nobility (Example: Prince)
Highest category of nobility. Can be either a) Proprietary - Owns [or was bestowed] land within the Russian Empire or b) Titular - Endowed as honorific only with no lands or funds.
Is transferable to wife, children, and further direct legal descendants along the male line. In exceptional cases, the emperor can transfer nobility along indirect or female lines. E.g., to preserve a notable family name.
Honorary nobility only. Cannot be transferred to anyone other than the wife.
Gained by state service, but is not entitled with land or funds.
Family names descended from the descendants and members of the first Tsars. These include, but are not limited to: Rurik and Guedemine.
~~Important Note: Unlike traditional titles like those in England, when one refers to a "Prince" in Russia is does not mean they are related to the Tsar. When referring to a direct relation to the Tsar, the honorific "Grand" must be applied. Such as "Grand Prince" or "Grand Count." This does not, of course, apply to a Tsar's children, whom have their own title as seen above.
To Be Cont.