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armiger

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Someone who is entitled to bear a coat of arms, an esquire.

armiger

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The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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13 words

... . Someone who is entitled to bear a coat of arms , an esquire...

armiger

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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13 words

... Someone who is entitled to bear a coat of arms , an esquire...

Esquire, Armiger, Escuyer, Squire

Esquire, Armiger, Escuyer, Squire   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010

...Armiger, Escuyer, Squire The esquire ( armiger in Latin; escuyer in Old French; squire in Middle English) was originally a knight’s servant, responsible for the care of his lord’s horses and arms. The esquire fulfilled a number of roles: carrying the knight’s shield, armor, and sword; dressing the knight for battle; rescuing the captured knight from the enemy; securing prisoners; carrying the knight’s banner; and protecting the knight if required. These esquires, who were trainee or apprentice knights, were to learn about chivalry, heraldry, and...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Language reference, History of English
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19 words

... person entitled to heraldic arms. XVIII. — L. armiger bearing arms, f. arma ARM 2 + -ger , gerere bear,...

Armiger

Armiger (254)   Reference library

Dictionary of American Family Names

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Names studies
Length:
28 words

... (254) English: status name for a squire, from Latin armiger ‘bearer of arms or armor’ (from armas gerere ‘to bear arms’), which acquired the specialist sense...

Armiger

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The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Names studies
Length:
54 words

... Variants: Arminger • Current frequencies: GB 366 • GB frequency 1881: 78 • Main GB location 1881: Norfolk English : variant of Ironmonger, Middle English ernmonger becoming Armi(n)ger . Early bearers: John Arminger, 1633, Phillupp Armiger, 1643 in IGI (Norwich, Norfolk); Thomas Arminger , 1674 in Hearth Tax (Suffolk). Armiger, 1881 frequency. © Archer...

armiger

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English

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Current Version:
2002
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Language reference
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34 words

... noun M16 Latin (= bearing arms, from arma arms + gerere to carry). An esquire: originally, a person who attended a knight to bear his shield; now, a person entitled to heraldic...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
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Language reference
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159 words

... • badger , cadger • Alger , neuralgia • ganja , grandeur, phalanger • charger , enlarger, maharaja, raja • slàinte • turbocharger • dredger , edger, hedger, ledger, pledger, St Leger • avenger , revenger • gauger , golden-ager, major, old-stager, pager, rampager, sergeant major, stager, wager • arranger , changer, danger, endanger, exchanger, Grainger, hydrangea, manger, ranger, stranger • moneychanger • teenager • bushranger • besieger , paraplegia, procedure • abridger • cringer , ginger, impinger, infringer, injure, ninja,...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
45 words
armiger

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
42 words
armiger

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
30 words
armiger

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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
30 words
armiger / ~o

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The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

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Current Version:
2016

...armiger / ~o adj ˈɑ:ɹmɪdʒro: sp armigero 2 ...

armiger

armiger  

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Someone who is entitled to bear a coat of arms, an esquire.
Oliver Sandys

Oliver Sandys  

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pseud.:(1894–1964) married, first (1911), Armiger Barclay or Barcynsky (d. 1930) and, secondly (1933), Caradoc Evans (1879–1945).Daughter of an officer in the Indian medical service, ‘who wasn't very ...
Sports

Sports  

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Formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1976, the Sports featured Steve Cummings (lead vocals) Martin Armiger (guitar), Andrew Pendlebury (guitar), Jim Niven (keyboards/vocals), Robert Glover (bass) and ...
esquire

esquire  

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Originally the shield‐bearer to a knight, by the 16th century an officer of the Crown, and in the following two centuries a man with a coat of arms who was a superior gentleman. In the 19th century ...
Sandys, Oliver

Sandys, Oliver (1894–1964)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Edwardian Fiction

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Current Version:
2005

...Oliver , pseud. : Marguerite Florence Jervis ( 1894–1964 ) married, first ( 1911 ), Armiger Barclay or Barcynsky ( d. 1930 ) and, secondly ( 1933 ), Caradoc Evans ( 1879–1945 ). Daughter of an officer in the Indian medical service, ‘who wasn't very fond of me because I wasn't a boy’, she was born in Burma, and sent home to English schools at 5. After several hopeless schools she went to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, before becoming a journalist as an alternative to going home without a job. After her marriage to an older writer of Polish...

heraldry

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The Oxford Companion to Scottish History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
782 words

...one surname and these appear as a common element in the shield design of all who bear that name. Various marks, or borders, around the shield are used to indicate the degree of relationship. One of three different forms of helmet positioned above the shield give the rank of the armiger, be he a peer, knight, or gentleman. Ladies in right of arms use a shield in the form of a lozenge or an oval but do not normally bear a helmet. The latter is covered with a piece of cloth, called mantling, held in place by a circlet of cloth, or wreath, on which rests a further...

knighthood and chivalry

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The Oxford Companion to Military History

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Current Version:
2004

...century, a knight's equipment became still more expensive, and this, combined with burdensome administrative duties imposed by the crown, led to a sharp decline in the number of men willing to accept the title of knight. As knighthood became more exclusive, the title of squire ( armiger ) which had formerly denoted a trainee knight in a lord's service, was adopted as a rank in itself by the lesser gentry, and contemporaries now spoke of lords, knights, and squires simply as men-at-arms ( homines ad arma ), distinguished by armour and heraldry . Rigorous...

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