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From: Renia <>
Subject: Re: Armiger means Esquire
Date: Wed, 06 May 2009 09:00:50 +0300
> On May 5, 10:58 pm, wrote:
>> If Armiger means esquire, then why do English dictionaries have two
>> separate definitions for the English word Esquire ?
> Good question.
> Here is a better question. What does being an esquire have to do with
> having a coat of arms?
> Answer : There were many gentlemen who had a coat of arms who were
> never addressed as armiger. The obvious implication is that being an
> esquire/armiger had nothing to do with having a coat of arms.
Armiger is not a style of address. However, it is a descriptive term
used in parish registers, deeds, public school records, etc, to show the
status of the person.
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