Genealogy Projects tagged with knights on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Knights Templar

    For naming conventions, see Medieval Kingdoms of Western Europe . At their peak, the Order of the Knights Templar (sometimes known as Temple Knights) had around 20,000 members. The legends surrounding their exploits may or may not be real (see below) but the men certainly were. This project is being created to give recognition to our ancestors, considered to be among the bravest of knights, K...

  • Naming Conventions for Knights

    Naming Conventions for Knights Knights and Dames are people who (1) have been granted a knighthood by a sovereign or (2) belong to an order of chivalry. These titles are held for life. They are not hereditary. There are also knights who (3) hold an hereditary title of knighthood. The naming rules in each category are similar but can vary depending on the type of knighthood. This overview si...

  • Military orders

    For naming conventions, please see Medieval Kingdoms of Western Europe . A military order is a Christian society of knights that was founded for crusading, i.e. propagating and/or defending the faith (originally Catholic, after the reformation sometimes Protestant), either in the Holy Land or against Islam (Reconquista) or pagans (mainly Baltic region) in Europe. Many orders became secularize...