Exemptions for coats of arms and knighthoods
- Would you like to change your coat of arms?
- Would you like another knight's name?
- Would you like to title your personal coat of arms?
- Would you like to add a particle to your surname?
It is possible to obtain several types of dispensation on securities issued by the OCR Foundation.
When we speak of title "here, we're talking about three distinct locutions including :
1. The title itself (e.g. Chevalier-Farge, Baron-Farge, Comte-Farge etc.)
2. The coat of arms in accordance with the Rondmons Armorial
3. The knight's name composed of three words (e.g. de La Tour Smalt d'Armor).
Thus a title without derogation appears on a Letter of Knighthood with the blazon chosen from the Rondmons Armorial, under the name of (example):
Monsieur Pierre Lastar, Chevalier-Farge de La Tour Smalt d'Armor
If a person desires a title with a derogation for reasons peculiar to him, usually in connection with his genealogy or coat of arms, he may do so under these principles:
Derogation on the coat of arms
Case study 1:
- Some family crests can be claimed by any member of the same family, and are therefore not free of rights.
- The OCR Foundation makes it possible to insert a motif from a family or personal coat-of-arms, or even the entire family coat-of-arms, into its coats-of-arms, preferably "quartered", thus creating a new, unique and protected coat-of-arms.
- In this case, the new coat of arms can be titled.
Case study 2:
- The individual guarantees the uniqueness of his "personal" coat of arms, that he belongs to no family and that he is the first to own it.
- The OCR Foundation is helping to protect the new coat of arms, which will be registered with its notary in accordance with current law. No one else will be able to claim it without the owner's agreement.
- In this case, the personal coat of arms can be titled.
Derogation on the name of knighthood
Case study 3:
- Similarly, the knighthood name can be modified with a personal name on the 3rd name(Patronyme) making up the whole knighthood name, as long as the basic blazon is taken from the Rondmons Armorial. Examples:
- I choose a basic " de Falcon " family coat of arms and a red " Garance " branch, with the patronymic attributed to the " d'Ablic " coat of arms
- My name is Pierre Lastar and I live in Valmas
- Original basic name for all variants: de Falcon Garance d'Ablic
By derogation it is possible to obtain the following combinations:
Monsieur Pierre Lastar, Chevalier-Farge de Falcon Garance de Lastar
Monsieur Pierre Lastar, Chevalier-Farge de Falcon Garance de Valmas
Monsieur Pierre Lastar, Chevalier-Farge de Falcon Garance Lastar de Valmas
Monsieur Pierre Lastar, Chevalier-Farge de Falcon Garance de Lastar Valmas
Monsieur Pierre Lastar, Chevalier-Farge de Falcon Garance d'Ablicy*
Monsieur Pierre Lastar, Chevalier-Farge de Falcon Garance de Lastar d'Ablicy
Etc. in the same logic.
*You can "francize" a surname by adding a "y", like "d'Ablic" to "d'Ablicy" (with no additional fee) and combine it with an exemption.
Derogations on a "personal" coat of arms and on a "personal" name of knighthood:
Case study 4:
- A "personal" blazon may be titled with a Rondmons title provided that the owner guarantees that it belongs to him or her and that at least one Family element from the Rondmons Armorial appears on it: La Tour, Falcon, Mézaïl, Alfange or Valériane.
By derogation, it is possible to obtain the following combinations:
Madame Aurore Lastar, Dame Chevalier-Farge de Falcon de Lastar
Monsieur Pierre Lastar, Baron-Farge de La Tour Valmas de Lastar
Case study 5:
- The person is in scenario 2 of a derogation on the coat of arms, and only in this scenario.
- It guarantees that the name chosen (with the particle) is not already borne civilly by a third party, and that it is not the name of a city, a province or an already famous name.
- Read this document for more details
The following combinations are possible:
Monsieur Pierre Lastar, Chevalier-Farge de Champ-la-Bise
Madame Aurore Lastar, Baronne-Farge de Maryplaine, etc.
Derogation to add a particle to one's own surname
Case study 6:
"I would like to ennoble my own family name on a personal coat of arms".
In the context of acquiring a title of Rondmons, it is possible to add a particle to one's own surname, meaning " descended from ".
- The person meets the conditions of scenario 5
By way of exception, the following combinations are possible:
Monsieur Pierre Lastar, Chevalier-Farge de Lastar
Madame Aurore Lastar, Baronne-Farge de Lastar, etc.
However, name exemptions do not replace civil status (see wearing a title)
Blazon shape derogation
Case study 7:
- All the above exceptions can be applied to other types of blazon.
- In addition to the French shield available, we require a vectorized .jpg or .pdf file of the blazon.
- Each request is treated personally. All coats-of-arms are made by hand. For personal designs, please send us a .jpg or .pdf file. A proposal will then be submitted to you for approval.
- A derogation can be granted on the family name or on the coat of arms for a small fee (approx. € 80.- for a name or for a coat of arms and € 150.- for a derogation on the name and on the coat of arms).
- Derogated titles enjoy the same protection as other titles and their continuity is guaranteed by the articles of association. statutes of the OCR Foundation.
- All Rondmons titles, names and coats of arms, even when derogated, enjoy the same legitimacy as titles issued by other nations. The law international law.
- The particle Farge particle attached to all titles distinguishes them from any other order or former regimes, so as to avoid confusion. These are different conceptions.
How do I apply for a waiver?
When you choose choice of blazonyou have the option of requesting a derogation in the remarks section. The Foundation will respond immediately.