Noble Suffixes | Can this be a suffix?


It’s been a long time. I’m Rue Jay Hamilton, and today’s topic is the merge of nobility and suffixes. I’ve done some research using this page:

Now, why is this important? I’m writing a twisted, dark Cinderella retelling, and the protagonist has various titles throughout the book. Her title is always Lady, but whether she’s a duchess, imperial mistress to the heir apparent, etc changes.

Finally, my question:

Can Duchess of Dijon be a suffix or is that more of a occupation?

Known abbreviations.

Courtesy titles are the next thing to look at:

" * When individuals became peers but are better known by a courtesy title, use that, e.g. Frederick North, Lord North (not “Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford”), Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh (not “Robert Stewart, 2nd Marquess of Londonderry”)."

But it shows title following names, so it’s in the suffix position but not abbreviated or attached.

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